deadlight

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deadlight a strong shutter over a ship's porthole that is closed in stormy weather
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Deadlight (Naut) A strong shutter, made to fit open ports and keep out water in a storm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n deadlight Nautical, a strong wooden or iron shutter fastened over a cabin-window or port-hole in rough weather to prevent water from entering.
    • n deadlight A luminous appearance sometimes observed over putrescent animal bodies.
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Usage

In literature:

Here you comes and tells me of it plain; and here I let him give us all the slip before my blessed deadlights!
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
We'll put up this here deadlight, and take a double turn on the key!
"Dombey and Son" by Charles Dickens
A glimmer of late afternoon struggled through the deadlights.
"The Mystery" by Stewart Edward White and Samuel Hopkins Adams
The time was 7:15 A.M. All the watertight doors, deadlights and scuttles had been securely closed before the torpedo struck the ship.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
At last the early dawn struggled through the deadlights.
"Boycotted" by Talbot Baines Reed
You get out of the deadlight vis ze sheep in full sail.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
Sort of a pretty look-off through that deadlight, ain't there, Cap'n Sears?
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
However, Denman could still look out through a deadlight.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
It was hot in the room, and rather dark, as the deadlight to the poop-deck was fogged by sea water.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
Here you comes and tells me of it plain; and here I let him give us all the slip before my blessed deadlights!
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In news:

Deadlight is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.
(CBS News) Since its release last month, developer Tequila Works' Xbox Live Arcade title " Deadlight " has seen a bag of mixed reviews.
Review of 'New Super Mario Bros 2,' ' Deadlight '.
The post-apocalypse comes to Seattle in " Deadlight .".
Decent ' Deadlight ' feels like 'Limbo' but fancier and with zombies.
Deadlight is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.
(CBS News) Since its release last month, developer Tequila Works' Xbox Live Arcade title "Deadlight" has seen a bag of mixed reviews.
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