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A projection, usually constructed of stone, along the boundaries of a harbour to provide accommodation for ships to lie alongside for the loading or unloading of cargo, embarkation and disembarkation of passengers, etc. When a quay is built out from the harbour boundary into the water, it is usually called a mole. See also wharf.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

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