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vassal, vessel
vassal (VAS uhl) (noun)
A person in the past who received protection and land from a lord in return for loyalty and service; often used figuratively to describe a person, country, etc., that is controlled by someone or something more powerful: "The little country will become a vassal of the empire."
vessel (VES uhl) (noun)
1. A ship or large boat: "We traveled with the sailing vessel along the coast before landing."
2. A vein or artery that carries blood through the body: "You could easily see main blood vessel on his arm."
3. An open dish or container typically for liquids: "Some wine was served from the old drinking vessel."

The vassal was asked to carry the vessel to the table where it was packed in a box and taken to a large river-going vessel for shipment to its destination.