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shipping articles

noun, (used with a plural verb) Nautical.
Origin of shipping articles
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The owners must also obtain from the collector of the customs a certified copy of the shipping articles.

    The Seaman's Friend Richard Henry Dana
  • As for fine words, I might have fancied myself a cousin of the king's, if I'd only put my name to their shipping articles.

    The Wing-and-Wing J. Fenimore Cooper

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