slop chest


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slop chest

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(Nautical Terms) a stock of merchandise, such as clothing, tobacco, etc, maintained aboard merchant ships for sale to the crew. Compare small stores
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Noun1.slop chest - commissary maintained aboard merchant ships to sell merchandise to the crew
commissary - a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel)
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Him fella Sati buy 'm slop chest along plantation two tens pounds and one fella pound.
From 1972 to date, AMOSUP has championed the rights of Filipino seafarers by negotiating Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs) with foreign shipping firms which have become the standards, and by providing unparallel programs and range of essential services to its members and their dependents, that include the Seamen's Center, Sailors' Home, Seamen's Village, Training Center, Seamen's Hospital, Manila; Seamens Hospitals in Cebu, Davao, Iloilo and Dagupan; Slop Chest , and T/S Kapitan Felix Oca.