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STOWAGE, mar. law. The proper arrangement in a ship, of the different
articles of which a cargo consists, so that they may not injure each other
by friction, or be damaged by the leakage of the ship.
2. The master of the ship is bound to attend to the stowage, unless, by custom or agreement, this business is to be performed by persons employed by the merchant. Abbott on Ship. 228; Pardes. Dr. Com. n. 721.