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Ships would declare, by hailing, the port from which they sailed or in which they were registered.
- to be a native of, to come from, to originate from; to have as one's birth place or residence
- 1998, August 23; the episode Lard of the Dance (wikiquote) from the tenth season
- My niece speaks French but she hails from Hampshire.
to be a native of