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for Marine league
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Marine \Ma*rine"\, a. [L. marinus, fr. mare the sea: cf. F.
marin. See Mere a pool.]
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.
Marine acid (Chem.), hydrochloric acid. [Obs.]
Marine barometer. See under Barometer.
Marine corps, a corps formed of the officers,
noncommissioned officers, privates, and musicants of
Marine engine (Mech.), a steam engine for propelling a
Marine glue. See under Glue.
Marine insurance, insurance against the perils of the sea,
including also risks of fire, piracy, and barratry.
Marine interest, interest at any rate agreed on for money
lent upon respondentia and bottomry bonds.
Marine law. See under Law.
Marine league, three geographical miles.
Marine metal, an alloy of lead, antimony, and mercury, made
for sheathing ships. --Mc Elrath.
Marine soap, cocoanut oil soap; -- so called because, being
quite soluble in salt water, it is much used on shipboard.
Marine store, a store where old canvas, ropes, etc., are
bought and sold; a junk shop. [Eng.]
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
MARINE LEAGUE. A measure equal to the twentieth part of a degree. Bouch.
Inst. n. 1845, not. Vide Cannon Shot; Sea.
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