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In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the meanings hereby respectively assigned to them (that is to say):—
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“Canal” and “canal company” have respectively the same meanings as in the M1Regulation of Railways Act 1873:
“Contravention” includes, in relation to any provision, a failure to comply with that provision, and the expression “contravene” shall be construed accordingly:
[F2“the Directive” means Commission Directive 92/69 EEC F3 adapting to technical progress for the seventeenth time Council Directive 67/548/EEC F4 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances:
“Dispensing” means manual or electrical pumping of petroleum-spirit from a storage tank into the fuel tank for an internal combustion engine, whether for the purposes of sale or not:]
“Dock” includes any pier, jetty or other place, in or at which ships can ship or unship goods or passengers:
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“Harbour” means any harbour, whether natural or artificial, and any port, haven, estuary, tidal or other river, canal or inland navigation navigated by sea-going ships and, subject to the provisions of this Act, any dock:
“” means any person or body of persons in whom are vested by or under any Act of Parliament powers and duties of improving, maintaining or managing a harbour, so, however, that where, as respects any dock within a harbour, such powers and duties are separately vested by or under any Act of Parliament in any person or body of persons, that person or body shall, as respects that dock, be the harbour authority, and the dock shall be deemed to be a separate harbour:
[F6“I.W.G.” means the denominations of standards approved by Order in Council made under the M2Weights and Measures Act 1878, and dated the twenty-third day of August, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, known as the “Imperial Wire Gauge”:]
“Licensed premises” means any premises in respect of which a petroleum-spirit licence is in force under this Act:
“Motor vehicles” includes all mechanically-propelled vehicles intended or adapted for use on roads:
“Petroleum” includes crude petroleum, oil made from petroleum, or from coal, shale, peat or other bituminous substances, and other products of petroleum:
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[F8“Petroleum-spirit” means petroleum which, when tested in accordance with Part A.9. of the Annex to the Directive, has a flash point (as defined in that Part) of less than 21°C:]
“Ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation, whether propelled by oars or otherwise
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