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naval stores,

term initially applied to the cordage, mask, resin, tar, and timber used in building wooden sailing ships; it now designates the products obtained from the pine tree, e.g., pine oil, pitch, rosin, tar, and turpentine. These products fall into two classes, those obtained from living pines and those from dead pines. Most of the naval stores used in the world are produced in the SE United States and in S Europe. Naval stores are now used largely in the manufacture of soap, paint, varnish, shoe polish, lubricants, linoleum, and roofing material.

naval stores

[′nā·vəl ‚stȯrz]
(materials)
Pitch and rosin formerly used in the construction of wooden ships.
All pine wood products, including rosin, turpentine, and pine oils.

naval stores

1. Oils, resins, tars, and pitches obtained from the oleoresin of pine trees.
2. Obsolete name for resin and turpentine.
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EARLY TRAVELERS IN THE SOUTH NEVER FAILED TO REMARK UPON THE curious and odoriferous activities of the naval stores workers they came across in the vast longleaf pine forests that stretched from Virginia to Texas.
Long before readers finish Robert Outland's engrossing Tapping the Pines: The Naval Stores Industry in the American South, however, they will be convinced that there was nothing colorful about the industry as it was developed over three centuries in the South.
During the war she worked for the admiralty as a naval stores officer, often visiting firms to hasten supplies for ships.
Rob broke the club record in Plymouth Naval Stores SAC with a 7lbs 5oz ray and Iain went close with one of 7lb 3oz.
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However, large quantities of naval stores and supplies where destroyed to keep them out of the hands of the British.
The British built a large storehouse known as the "stone frigate" in Kingston to keep naval stores in.
Naval stores, uniforms, badges, personal kit, silver, china as well as larger artefacts including boats, foundry items, diving equipment and ship models can be viewed here and give an insight into the Royal Navy and its many members, who you see around Plymouth.
Ours probably came from naval stores in Birkenhead or cost us 2/11 in a Liverpool shop.
The authors describe in detail the naval stores it provided, especially tar, turpentine, and pitch, though they do not deal sufficiently with the importance of the export value of other wood products, including boards and the makings for what then was the container industry: hoops, heads, and staves for barrels.
It didn't take long to discover the eastern forest's other commercial treasures, from sailing masts and naval stores, and from lumber, potash, and charcoal to a cornucopia of fish and wild game.
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