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The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea
 Dear Dear, Peter KempPeter Kemp

a term in maritime law for goods which are cast overboard from a sinking ship with a buoy attached so that they may be recovered later. It is a term that was also sometimes used to refer to articles still within a sunken ship as it lies on the bottom. The word comes from the Old French ... ...

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