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RE: Nautical Terms

 by Voltman , Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:43 pm

Slush Fund.
The fat and grease on the sides and bottoms of the barrels of salted pork was called Slush, it was scraped out and sold at port to candlemakers.
The money obtained from the sale was called the slush fund and used to buy little luxuries for the crew.

If rations were running desperately low then fat at the bottom of the barrels was scraped out and fed to the sailors, that was scraping the bottom of the barrel.


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Nautical Terms Voltman 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Sheldonboy 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms phil 07.27.2010
RE: Nautical Terms mikejee 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms phil 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.28.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Sheldonboy 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms berniew 07.29.2010
RE: Nautical Terms Sheldonboy 07.29.2010
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RE: Nautical Terms Voltman 07.29.2010
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