BELOCK

Be*lock", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Belocked.] Etym: [Pref. be- + lock: cf. AS. bel.]

Definition: To lock, or fasten as with a lock. [Obs.] Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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21 June 2024

DEMURRAGE

(noun) a charge required as compensation for the delay of a ship or freight car or other cargo beyond its scheduled time of departure


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Coffee Trivia

The first coffee-house in Mecca dates back to the 1510s. The beverage was in Turkey by the 1530s. It appeared in Europe circa 1515-1519 and was introduced to England by 1650. By 1675 the country had more than 3,000 coffee houses, and coffee had replaced beer as a breakfast drink.

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