from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A kind of heavy-built vessel, barge, or lighter, intended especially for inland navigation: as, a coal-gabbard.
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In a gabbard he barqued it, the boat of life, from the harbourless Ivernikan Okean, till he spied the loom of his landfall and he loosed two croakers from under his tilt, the gran Phenician rover.
The currency-exchange issues can affect total cost, gabbard told the attendees.