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- n. a beach with a steep, sandy shoreline on which a ship may be careened
- n. the expense of careening a ship
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Expense of careening ships.
- n. A place for careening.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place in which to careen a ship.
- n. The cost of careening.
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Confirmation for the careenage at San Juan de Luz also appears in Spanish records; but chronology is again a problem.
The schooner was hauled up to the head of the careenage, and on examination it appeared that every part of the vessel had been so strained by carrying sail, and so much damage had been done to her planks and timbers by worms, that she was good for nothing.
We pulled around the principal fort, which is situated on a point of land, and entered a beautiful land - locked harbor, or careenage, where a number of vessels were lying at the wharves.
I convinced Strictland of the importance of the strictest economy in our expenditures; succeeded in persuading a good-natured Swede, who kept a small shop near the careenage, to allow my chest to remain with him a few days, and we undertook to "rough it" as well as we could.
He did not hurry to leave his careenage, though he must have known that each day he stayed there lessened his chance of booty.
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