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sea stores

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plural noun
  1. provisions and supplies to be used on a sea voyage.

Origin of sea stores

First recorded in 1650–60
Also called sea stocks.
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Examples from the Web for sea stores

Historical Examples

  • A place of reserve on the platform deck, for the captain's wines and sea-stores.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • My father was a respectable trader in sea-stores at Nantucket, where I was born.

  • They so loaded me with sea-stores, that I sent many of them to Savannah.

  • All the trees were stripped, and what we did not use we saved for sea-stores.

  • The figure of a mermaid invited the thirsty wayfarer to beer, and an anchor informed sailors where sea-stores were to be had.