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tarpaulins

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tarpaulin \Tar*pau"lin\, noun [Tar + palling a covering, pall to cover. See {Pall} a covering.]

1. A piece of canvas covered with tar or a waterproof composition, used for covering the hatches of a ship, hammocks, boats, etc.

2. A hat made of, or covered with, painted or tarred cloth, worn by sailors and others.

3. Hence, a sailor; a seaman; a tar.

To a landsman, these tarpaulins, as they were called, seemed a strange and half-savage race. --Macaulay.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tarpaulin

noun

1: waterproofed canvas [syn: {tarpaulin}, {tarp}]


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