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Bill of lading   /bɪl əv lˈeɪdɪŋ/   Listen
Bill of lading

A receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of delivery.  Synonym: waybill.

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"Bill of lading" Quotes from Famous Books

... for Paranagua and Antonina of pleasant recollections; partly laden with flour, kerosene, pitch, tar, rosin and wine, three pianos, I remember, and one steam engine and boiler, all as ballast; "freight free," so the bill of lading read, and further, that the ship should "not be responsible for leakage, breakage, or rust." This clause was well for the ship, as one of those wild pampeiros overtook her, on the voyage, throwing her violently on her beam-ends, and shaking the motley cargo into a confused ...
— Voyage of the Liberdade • Captain Joshua Slocum

... holding the tickets in question as their collateral in the meantime. When a sufficient amount of cotton has been accumulated the local banker, at the request of the buyer's agent, delivers the tickets in question to the local agent of the railroad, who in turn issues a bill of lading covering the shipment to the compress point, which then is attached to the draft drawn by the buyer's agent upon the buyer's head office, which draft includes the price paid for the cotton plus interest ...
— The Fabric of Civilization - A Short Survey of the Cotton Industry in the United States • Anonymous

... her snowy sail as she sets in with the morning breeze, and bless it, for the wind that first filled it on its way swept through the green valley of his home! What links of human affection brings she over the sea? How much comes in her that is not in her "bill of lading," yet worth to the heart that is waiting for it a thousand times the purchase of ...
— Initial Studies in American Letters • Henry A. Beers

... list, catalog, catalogue, inventory; register &c (record) 551. account; bill, bill of costs; terrier; tally, listing, itemization; atlas; book, ledger; catalogue raisonne [Fr.]; tableau; invoice, bill of lading; prospectus; bill of fare, menu, carte [Fr.]; score, census, statistics, returns. [list of topics in a document] contents, table of contents, outline; synopsis. [written list used as an aid to memory] checklist. ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... characterizes corporations when they are systematically conducted, Mr. Morehouse's letter was numbered, O.K'd, and started through the regular channels. Duplicate copies of the bill of lading, manifest, Flannery's receipt for the package and several other pertinent papers were pinned to the letter, and they were passed to the head of ...
— "Pigs is Pigs" • Ellis Parker Butler

Words linked to "Bill of lading" :   receipt, waybill

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