Stiffening order
Stiffening Stiff"en*ing, n. 1. Act or process of making stiff. [1913 Webster]

2. Something used to make anything stiff. [1913 Webster]

{Stiffening order} (Com.), a permission granted by the customs department to take cargo or ballast on board before the old cargo is out, in order to steady the ship. [1913 Webster]


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