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Uninteresting weed seen where ships are laid up (3,4)


I believe the answer is:

dry dock

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'where ships are laid up' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot understand how one could define the other.

'uninteresting weed' is the wordplay.
'uninteresting' becomes 'dry' (dry can mean dull or boring).
'weed' becomes 'dock' (type of weed).

'seen' is the link.

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(Other definitions for dry dock that I've seen before include "Place for hull repairs" , "Ship repair area" , "Waterless harbour used for building or repairing ships" , "where a liner may be built" , "naval repair facility" .)

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