from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical,the outfit of a mess, such as pots, pans, cans, spoons, knives, forks, etc.; mess-traps.


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  • As soon as it was ascertained that the Tennessee was really coming up to attack, the mess-gear was hurried aside and the orders given to get under way.

    Admiral Farragut

  • The mess-gear was hustled aside, and the flag-ship at once got under way, as did the other vessels that had anchored, and signal was made to the monitors to destroy the ram and to the

    The Gulf and Inland Waters The Navy in the Civil War. Volume 3.

  • He opened one, which contained mess-gear he'd brought with him from Terra and used on field trips ever since, and sure enough, there were a couple of tins of Extee"Three.

    The Fuzzy Papers


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