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Definition: Marine corps
, a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F.
marin. See Mere
1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean,
or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as, marine
productions or bodies; marine shells; a marine engine.
2. (Geol.) Formed by the action of the currents or waves of
the sea; as, marine deposits.
(Chem.), hydrochloric acid. [Obs.]
. See under Barometer
, a corps formed of the officers,
noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants of
(Mech.), a steam engine for propelling a
. See under Glue
, insurance against the perils of the sea,
including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry.
, interest at any rate agreed on for money
lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds.
. See under Law
, three geographical miles.
, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made
for sheathing ships. --Mc Elrath.
, cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being
quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard.
, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are
bought and sold; a junk shop. [Eng.]