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  • v. Present participle of victual.


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  • Next comes the victualling, which is also cut short, lest the honey-store swelled by the joint contributions of the two Bees should overflow.

    The Mason-Bees

  • A Grade I-listed, early-19th-century naval victualling depot, with a harbour on the Tamar estuary, the yard's vast granite buildings were designed to cater for fleets of Georgian sailing ships.

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  • In last night's diary entry, Pepys tells how he had drafted a new paper on victualling the fleet, and was waiting for the King to come out of chapel to show it to him, when there came people out of the Parke, telling us that the guns are heard plain.

    War and sex

  • The wind being favourable, gave us an opportunity of examining and drying some of our provifion, particularly, fome Chinefe hams and dry filh, which conftituted part of our victualling.

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  • The saluting platform with guns, which used to greet visitors to the Edgcumbe mansion, looks across the narrows to the marina, the apartments in the former victualling yard, and the spread of Plymouth, all backed by clouds obscuring Dartmoor.

    Country diary: Mount Edgcumbe, Cornwall

  • Well, honest Murdoch, I take it on me to say, thou deservest to be upper-warden, since thou showest thyself twenty times better acquainted with the way of victualling honest gentlemen that are under misfortune, than thy principal.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • In February 1809, the Victualling Board wrote to the Navy Board to inform them that they were having problems with the wall of the victualling wharf at Deptford.

    Thanks to Janet Macdonald-and the Deptford Victualling Yard

  • Two days later, the Victualling Board wrote again to report that Henry Garrett, the agent victualler at Deptford, who had checked at high tide, reported that the water was now damaging the boundary wall between the victualling and dock yards, this being exacerbated by rat runs to the pea store and flesh cellars and between the seasoning house and the old cooperage, the water rising over the floor sufficiently to stop the coopers working.

    Thanks to Janet Macdonald-and the Deptford Victualling Yard

  • Her father had to do with the victualling of passenger – ships.

    Great Expectations

  • They have gone forth with some of our lads to gather venison, or it may be beeves and muttons for our victualling, and somewhat of battle may they have had on the way, for ill neighbours have we.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles


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