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[#82049] Meaning of Rorskarl v Toldb.


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Guest Leif Biberg Kristensen

Yes, Rorskarl is an oarsman. «Toldb.» is an abbreviation for Toldboden, the customs house. It was usual that the customs officers were rowed out to incoming ships to inspect the cargo on board, before the crew had a chance to unload contrabande.

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Guest Leif Biberg Kristensen

Jarl, the term «Rorskarl v Toldb.» implies quite clearly that he is an oarsman at the customs house. The «v» is the usual abbreviation of «ved», or «at» in English.

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