harness cask

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harness cask (plural harness casks)

  1. (nautical) A tub lashed to a vessel's deck and containing salted provisions for daily use.
    • 1893, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Gloria Scott
      "Why, it's thirty year and more since I saw you last. Here you are in your house, and me still picking my salt meat out of the harness cask."
    (Can we find and add a quotation of W. C. Russell to this entry?)


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