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 for In ballast trim
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trim \Trim\, n.
     1. Dress; gear; ornaments.
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              Seeing him just pass the window in his woodland
              trim.                                 --Sir W.
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     2. Order; disposition; condition; as, to be in good trim. "
        The trim of an encounter." --Chapman.
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     3. The state of a ship or her cargo, ballast, masts, etc., by
        which she is well prepared for sailing.
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     4. (Arch) The lighter woodwork in the interior of a building;
        especially, that used around openings, generally in the
        form of a molded architrave, to protect the plastering at
        those points.
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     In ballast trim (Naut.), having only ballast on board. --R.
        H. Dana, Jr.
     Trim of the masts (Naut.), their position in regard to the
        ship and to each other, as near or distant, far forward or
        much aft, erect or raking.
     Trim of sails (Naut.), that adjustment, with reference to
        the wind, witch is best adapted to impel the ship forward.
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