deck out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v deck out put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive "She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera","The young girls were all fancied up for the party"
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Usage

In literature:

It was rapidly growing dark, when the watch on deck were ordered to take a reef out of each of the topsails.
"Sunshine Bill" by W H G Kingston
They would sit on the deck in a circle, and, stretching out their arms, let him run about between them.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
At last he turned out of his hot, stifling berth, and came on deck.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
I heard Marables start from his slumber on deck; in a moment I blew out the lamp, and remained quiet.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Four men came on the deck, looked round them, and tried to make out in the dark where their shipmates might be.
"Mr. Midshipman Easy" by Captain Frederick Marryat
The captain then interposed, calling out to the boatswain and his mates to send every man aft on the quarter-deck.
"Percival Keene" by Frederick Marryat
Her quarter-deck was broken with a poop, which rose high out of the water.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
He came out on deck about ten o'clock, still entertaining very bad opinions of old Father Neptune.
"Fred Fearnot's New Ranch" by Hal Standish
Andrews had brought him a new deck, and he was throwing out the joker.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
This first evening out the lieutenant complained of a headache, and, acquiescing in Joe's urging, had gone upon deck to get the air.
"The Brighton Boys in the Radio Service" by James R. Driscoll
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In poetry:

Like a queen out of Connacht
From her toe to her tip,
Like proud Crania Uaile
On the deck of her ship.
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
Ambassadors, yes, and attaches, too,
Are going to sail for Chickeraboo.
And, see, on the good ship's crowded deck,
A bishop, who's going out there on spec.
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Our Persian lady, as I said,
Decked out in costly jewels rare,
A visit to a Grecian made—
A lady of great worth, and fair
To look upon, of great domestic merit
Which from a noble race she did inherit.
"An Eastern Tale" by David John Scott
Out from the shadowy thicket, across the line of spray,
We ran our gallant ship, my boys, beneath the lofty prow,
And when they saw our mettle, fast, fast they fled away,
With the golden image shattered that decked their mighty bow.
"How We Took The Great Galleon" by Cicely Fox Smith
Did you see the poor old hooker, by the ocean wharf she lay?
Her decks are foul with harbour grime, she hasn't long to stay,
With her cargo all aboard her and the Peter flying free,
And a seagull on her foretop a-looking out to sea.
"The China Sea" by Cicely Fox Smith
His sailormen were the tidiest tars
That sought renown 'neath the billowing flags
As they stood in place on the decks and spars
With carpet sweepers and dusting rags.
And Monday mornings the sails they'd reef
And iron 'em out like a handkerchief.
"The Battle of Clothesline Bay" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Despite foreclosures, homes decked out with thousands of lights.
They held their holiday tour, in which all seven inns were decked out for the holidays.
Diana Krall's "Glad Rag Doll" instantly grabs your attention, and not just because of the provocative cover art featuring the lovely singer decked out in, well, not much.
Description A lampshade makes for spooky décor when it's decked out like this iconic Halloween hat.
Deck out your stroller, wagon or other kid conveyance with lights , greenery, ornaments, even a little light -up Rudolph nose, and join others making their way to the Snowmazium.
Inside, its spacious two rooms are decked out with Chihuly-esque lighting fixtures, local art and a welcoming hearth.
Five local homes, ranging from historic to luxurious , will be decked out for the holidays.
Serving Montgomery County, PA. Montgomery County historic sites are decked out in their holiday finery for tours during the Christmas season.
During the event, Santa and Mrs Claus will visit the mansion , which will be decked out for the holidays.
This classic comfort food, decked out with eggy custard and Malaysian spices, puts spring lamb to beautiful use.
Driving around to see homes decked out in twinkly lights is a holiday tradition for many Minnesota families.
Shoppers outside a Toronto Ikea store Sunday were surprised to find a 7-month-old rhesus macaque monkey loose in the store's parking lot decked out in a tan coat.
The Fairmont Monte Carlo is expensive, yes, but check out the Mediterranean views from the deck of its Horizon restaurant.
Adonijah Bidwell will be decked out in harvest decorations for the Bidwell House Museum's sixth annual fall fundraising party, "Our Colonial Holiday of Thanksgiving," from 4 to 7 pm on Saturday, Nov 24.
Dad is all decked out in the shirt she bought.
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In science:

In the random insertion shuffle for a deck of n cards, one picks out a random card and inserts it back into the deck at a random position.
Refined estimates for some basic random walks on the symmetric and alternating groups
It turns out that if µ is minimal, µ-a.e. orbit lifts to a E-L minimizer in the covering M of M whose deck transformation group is H1 (M ; Z)/torsion (i.e. the universal cover when M = Tn ).
Dynamical stability in Lagrangian systems
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