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  • This I attribute chiefly to having my small cabin on deck, and entirely to myself, to having my own servants to wait upon me, and to the absence of all those marine-store smells of paint, pitch, tallow, and new cordage, which are to me insupportable.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Bones continue to fetch a penny for two pounds; but great murmurs are heard of the difficulty of making up a pound equal to the very liberal weights which the marine-store keepers use when making their _purchases_; they, however, make up for it by using much lighter weights when they sell, which is so far fair and satisfactory.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 30, 1841

  • This modesty of mine directed my attention to the marine-store shops, and such shops as Mr. Dolloby's, in preference to the regular dealers.

    David Copperfield

  • But the marine-store shops, with their tarpaulin suits hanging outside open-armed and oscillating, looked across to the men lounging against the shipping-office railings, and the idlers stared across at the tarpaulins.

    London River

  • Memory, and a Great Memory is simply a prosperous marine-store.

    Prose Fancies

  • He then informed a Chinese boarding-house keeper that he was going to make his fortune by accompanying some deep-sea fishermen, and he bought some stores and tools from a marine-store dealer.

    The Wings of the Morning

  • Neither could possibly be called by any sane judge a good book, and both display the uncritical character, [250] the "pillar-to-postness," the marine-store and almost rubbish-heap promiscuity, of the more famous book.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • The vessels do not come above-bridge, and the marine population remains constant about them, and about numerous dirty liquor-shops, eating-houses, and marine-store establishments, which are kept for their accommodation along the quay.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2 Great Britain and Ireland, Part 2

  • The cistern which should supply a building cannot be fed because the spring, the hinge, and the last few yards of pipe have been chopped away and carried to a marine-store dealer; the landings and the floors are strewn with dirt which a smart, cleanly countrywoman would have cleared away without ten minutes 'trouble.

    Side Lights

  • This I attribute chiefly to having my small cabin on deck, and entirely to myself, to having my own servants to wait upon me, and to the absence of all those marine-store smells of paint, pitch, tallow, and new cordage, which are to me insupportable.

    The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature — Volume 2

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