GNU Webster's 1913
- v. to supply with necessaries or means; to furnish; to equip; as,
to fit outa privateer.
“And at length close-fisted Henry listened to "the busy request and supplication" of the eager sailor, and consented to fit out one small ship.”
“Duarte de Bareto, who by his office had the superintendance of their naval stores, was commanded to fit out these foysts with all expedition.”
“André and I set up the Rangers and invited our friends to fit out their own ships and join us.”
“Gantheaume arrived, and Bonaparte gave him orders to fit out the two frigates, the 'Muiron' and the 'Carree', and the two small vessels, the 'Revanche' and the 'Fortune', with a two months 'supply of provisions for from four to five hundred men.”
“In time, however, these commerce-destroying vessels, though approved by Congress in March 1776—“That the inhabitants of these Colonies be permitted to fit out armed vessels, to cruise on the enemies of these United Colonies”—became rivals rather than associates of the navy.”
“On April 14, Destroyer Division 8 of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, based in York River, Virginia, departed for Boston to fit out for “long and distant service.””
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