• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Main-deck the deck below the spar-deck
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. dekken, to cover; Ger. decken; akin to L. tegĕre.


In literature:

The main-deck guns were being fired.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
The hold up to the level of the main deck is full.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
Some heavy pieces of timber falling from the skies badly shattered her main-deck.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Many visited the library on the main promenade deck, which has a German post office.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
Stepping from the saloon I saw Bothwell with a white handkerchief at the head of the stairway leading from the main deck.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
Our family, which consisted of nine persons, was placed in a birth near the main deck.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
The gallant boatswain led another party, hastily collected on the main-deck.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Barradas, Warner, and Paul, the truculent-looking Greek boatswain, were on the main-deck as Rawlings ascended.
"Edward Barry" by Louis Becke
The deck immediately below this once-divided deck is always called the main-deck.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
In the middle of the vessel's main-deck there was a cage of wild beasts.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
He went down on the main deck.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
While they were thus engaged, two pirates came flying down the ladder from the poop deck into the main cabin.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
I opened my room window, which overlooked the main deck, but could see nothing.
"The Grain Ship" by Morgan Robertson
It was quite calm at the time, and our main deck ports were open.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
The captain then read prayers on the main deck, in a manner at once solemn and impressive.
"Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833" by John Auldjo
I went down to the main deck, from which the gangway planks led to the wharf.
"Seek and Find" by Oliver Optic
The others were taken down in relays to the dining-room on the main deck aft.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
At Cadeby Main with four-decked cages the capacity is eight 10-cwt.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
He was seated near the main-deck entrance with a countenance of a ghastly hue.
"A Marriage at Sea" by W. Clark Russell
As he made his way up the stairs to the main deck the turbines roared up from the moon, out into space.
"Mr. Spaceship" by Philip K. Dick

In poetry:

And he dreamt the dream when he lay
Under sails that were spread to the main,
When he took his rest amid dusky seas,
On the deck of a ship of Spain;
"The Ballad Of Downal Baun" by Padraic Colum
I marked the thick grime on her main-deck forlorn,
I marked the poor masts of her, woeful and shorn;
And all of my thought was that sure it was shame
To see such an end of that clipper of fame.
"The Ould Has-Been" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

On the main deck are workers James A Ponce, left, Quinn Moser, painting an anchor, and Scott Manney handling lines.
Machine work prior to assembly includes deck-plate honing of the cylinders and line-boring of the crankshafts mains.
Construction workers are chiseling their way through the concrete of Houghton's main parking deck.
Construction workers are chiseling their way through the concrete of Houghton's main parking deck .
0War Memorial Hospital in Chippewa County added a new main entrance and parking sky deck to their growing building.
Book the cottage for a cozy couple's retreat and you'll enjoy your own private hot-springs water tub on a secluded deck 196 E Main St, Lava, 208-776-5800,
Carlisle as seen from the upper deck near the main entrance.
The steamer Gladiator, from St Louis, for New-Orleans, loaded with Government freight, struck a rock in the Mississippi River, thirty miles above here, yesterday, and sunk to her main deck.
Nantucket's cobblestone Main Street is decked for the holidays.
High sliding-glass doors open to an expansive deck from the main living area.
Conn- Weld 's high-speed dewatering vibrating screen features a feed end declined at 45° and the main deck inclined at 5°, creating a thick bed to build and trap small particles.
The corner of Gallatin Street and St Clair Avenue, as seen from Huntsville Hospital's main parking deck.

In science:

Shut yourself up with some friend in the main cabin below decks on some large ship, and have with you there some flies, butterflies, and other small flying animals.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
Their main results pertain to red-black decks where they derive equivalence relations on configurations that have the same probability.
A rule of thumb for riffle shuffling