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part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: noun plural

Same as GREAVES, tallow- drippings.

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