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Small stores   /smɔl stɔrz/   Listen
Small stores

noun
1.
Personal items conforming to regulations that are sold aboard ship or at a naval base and charged to the person's pay.






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"Small stores" Quotes from Famous Books



... was found to include about one-fourth of the provisions, the barometer and chronometer rendered useless and practically lost, measuring chain, cooking utensils, rifles with much of the ammunition, axe and small stores, such as salt, sugar, coffee, etc. The loss was a severe one, and arose from failure to fasten the stores into the boats before starting, as had been ordered. The time given the party for the trip was so short, the distance so uncertain, and the things they desired ...
— Bowdoin Boys in Labrador • Jonathan Prince (Jr.) Cilley

... Abraham Osborn, being a thorough specimen of the genuine Yankee. She was, of course, taken possession of, her crew brought on board the Alabama and placed in irons, and a quantity of rigging, of which the latter was much in need, together with some beef, pork, and other small stores, transferred to the captor. A light was then hoisted at her peak; her helm lashed hard a-lee; the prize crew re-transferred to their own ship, and the Ocmulgee left to her own devices, the Alabama lying by ...
— The Cruise of the Alabama and the Sumter • Raphael Semmes



Words linked to "Small stores" :   plural, plural form, commissary



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