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Origin of kentledge
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Example sentences from the Web for kentledge
I think you had better speak to Captain Kentledge on the subject.Pencil Sketches|Eliza Leslie
My breast has felt the last four-and-twenty hours as if a ton of kentledge had been stowed in it.The Pathfinder|James Fenimore Cooper
Kentledge, kent′lej, n. pig-iron laid in a ship's hold for ballast.
The ward-room was then scuttled to get at the kentledge, twelve tons of which were thrown overboard.The Second War with England, Vol. 2 of 2|J. T. Headley.
Pigs of iron cast for permanent ballast, laid over the kelson-plates, or if in the limbers, then called limber-kentledge.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth