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Definitions of GREAVES
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Daniel Lyons
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
The dregs at the bottom of the pot in melting tallow made up into cakes as food for dogs, &c.: to grave a ship, to smear the hull with graves, for which pitch is now employed: graving-dock, a dock from which the water can be run off in order to smear a ship with graves; an enclosure on the side of a river or on the sea-shore, into which a vessel can be floated for examination and repairs.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.