Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Fresh provisions, stores, etc., placed on board ship for use at sea.

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Examples

  • The choice of a ship, and the selection of sea-stock, were of course matters of grave consideration, and the more so from the peculiar unfitness of the habits and religious scruples of an Indian

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV.

  • (I hope, _grows_) the great sea-stock; and Baggy Point, at the southern end of Morte Bay, runs out into the sea.

    Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts

  • They were anxious for wine; but that portion of my sea-stock, as well as spirits, had been long since expended.

    A Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827

  • One voyage, I recollect, I tipped him a live sheep out of the remnant of my sea-stock: not that I wanted him to do anything for me -- he couldn't, you know -- but because his child-like belief in the sacred right to perquisites quite touched my heart.

    Lord Jim

  • One voyage, I recollect, I tipped him a live sheep out of the remnant of my sea-stock: not that I wanted him to do anything for me -- he couldn't, you know -- but because his childlike belief in the sacred right to perquisites quite touched my heart.

    Lord Jim

  • So I consented, promising her that after our exploration was over, if time permitted, she should have a ramble _on_ shore on the southern side of the mountain, when we would lay in a sea-stock of fruit at the same time.

    For Treasure Bound

  • We cleared the surrounding neighbourhood of potatoes at a good price, those useful tubers being all they could supply us with for sea-stock, much to their sorrow.

    The Cruise of the Cachalot Round the World After Sperm Whales

  • Count's oil, and procure a sea-stock of salt provisions and hard bread, these duties were taken in hand at once.

    The Cruise of the Cachalot Round the World After Sperm Whales

  • In the afternoon I had set my engine to going again for an hour, and then had banked my fires against the morning; and after that, until the shadows began to fall, I had spent my time in going over the list that I had made of my sea-stock to be sure that nothing that I needed was forgotten, and in taking a final general survey of my boat and its stores.

    In the Sargasso Sea A Novel

  • And I was a tired man and a grimy man when I got this piece of work finished; but I was comforted by knowing that I had as much coal in my sea-stock as I possibly could have use for -- and so I scrubbed myself clean in the steamers bath-room and was easy in my mind.

    In the Sargasso Sea A Novel

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