WHARF , aplace for loading or unloading
See also:ships or vessels, particularly a platform of
See also:stone or other material along the
See also:shore of a
See also:harbour or along the
See also:bank of a navigable
See also:river against which vessels may lie and
See also:discharge their cargo or be. loaded . The O . Eng. word hwerf meant literally a turning or turning-place (hweor
See also:fan, to turn, cf . Goth. hwairban, Gr . Kapa6s,
See also:wrist), and was thus used particularly of a bank of
See also:earth, a
See also:dam which turns, the flow of a stream; the cognate word in Dutch, well, meant a wharf or a shipbuilder's yard, cf .
See also:Dan. vaerft,, dockyard, and the current meaning of the word is probably borrowed from Dutch or Scandinavian
See also:languages . In
See also:law all
See also:borne goods must be landed at specified places, in particular
See also:hours and under supervision; wharves, which by the
See also:Act 1895, § 492, include quays, docks and other premises on which goods may be lawfully landed, are either " sufferance wharves," authorized by the commissioners of customs under bond, or " legal wharves " specially appointed by
See also:warrant and exempt from bond . There are also wharves authorized by
See also:statute or by prescriptive right .
EDWARD WHALLEY (c. 1615-c. 1675)
JAMES ARCHIBALD WHARNCLIFFE
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