deck up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v deck up 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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In literature:

The old gentleman singled out the captain as soon as he reached the deck, and walked up to him.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Meantime the poor wounded Sandwich islander had been handed up, and placed on the deck forward.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Work your vessel up quite close, and then boards can be laid from the deck, and the same thing can be done the other way on.
"The King's Esquires" by George Manville Fenn
On the deck he defeated all comers in a tug of war, and the captain of the ship came up to him and felt his muscles.
"Americans All" by Various
Come and take a quick walk up and down the deck with me.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
He instantly ordered them up on deck to do their duty, though they very unwillingly obeyed.
"The Heir of Kilfinnan" by W.H.G. Kingston
Jack in a moment, bearing the rescued man in his arms, leaped up on deck just as the boats came alongside.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
Come, we had better go on deck, or old Growl will think that I have been putting you up to mischief.
"Tales of the Sea" by W.H.G. Kingston
Up and down the rolling deck I marched, and with every inspiration of the moist air, felt the old, tiresome, lingering sickness floating away.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
When we had been on deck for a short time, a number of people came up to speak to Mrs. Ess Kay, and some to Miss Woodburn.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"

In poetry:

Laigh loutit the skipper upo' the deck;
"Stan' up, stan' up," quo' the king;
"Ye're an honest loun—an' beg me a boon
Quhan ye gie me back this ring."
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
A Tailor who sailed from Quebec,
In a storm ventur'd once upon deck,
But the waves of the sea,
Were as strong as could be,
And he tumbled in up to his neck.
"Anecdotes and Adventures of Fifteen Gentlemen" by Anonymous British
The captain up and down the deck
Went striding to and fro;
Now watched the compass at the wheel,
Now lifted up his hand to feel
Which way the wind might blow.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - IV. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
O deck her forth with thy fair fingers; pour
Thy soft kisses on her bosom; and put
Thy golden crown upon her languished head,
Whose modest tresses were bound up for thee.
"To Spring" by William Blake
Poor Jack is right ready to watch and to work,
And any one's servant to be,
All dangers to dare, and no duty to shirk,—
But cannot put up with that terrible Turk
A quarter-deck tyrant at sea!
"A Dozen Ballads About White Slavery. IX. Our National Defenders" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Midnight in the mid-Atlantic. On deck.
Wrapped up in themselves as in thick veiling
And mute as mannequins in a dress shop,
Some few passangers keep track
Of the old star-map on the ceiling.
Tiny and far, a single ship
"On Deck" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

"The Duke 's up," fans in the upper deck would shout to those on the street.
You can deck your halls, trim your tree and green up your life.
The CTA's Holiday Train is now up and running, decked out for the Chicago tradition now in its 21st year.
Team USA decked out in get ups made in China.
Syndicated — We're in the heart of the Grand Slam season, with the French Open wrapped up, Wimbledon on deck and the US Open action for late summer.
Presidio Motel's Deck the Halls Pops Up at the Ojai Rancho Inn .
Consumer Reports is running long-term tests on more than 30 deck stains to see how well they hold up.
Presidio Motel 's Deck the Halls Pops Up at the Ojai Rancho Inn.
Local residents spice up decks with ocean-themed bars.
During the 2012 Jazz Cruise, JazzTimes set up a makeshift video production studio in the Boardroom, a small room on the second deck of the M/S Westerdam.
It's all hands on deck the next time reservations go live for LudoBites, Lefebvre's roving pop-up restaurants.
They are bold enough to come up on his deck and eat the cat food.
Presidio Motel's Deck the Halls Pops Up at the Ojai Rancho Inn.
It was during anti-government protests in Buenos Aires, and one of the protesters walked up behind and decked him.
Just like in the movies, the command deck of the star destroyer is the structure jutting up out of the hull of the ship.

In science:

In view of 3.1.3, each component of the real part of the surface intersects the branch curve of the covering; moving the blow-up centers to the branch curve, one obtains a sequence of real elementary transformations respecting the deck translation of the covering.
Real Rational Surfaces Are Quasi-Simple
Early results concerning the mixing time (i.e., how many shuffles are needed to mix up the deck) are described in [1, 2, 8].
The cutoff phenomenon for randomized riffle shuffles
This is the probability that a deck of n cards is in arrangement π after an inverse face-up facedown shuffle : Remove a subset of cards from the deck, letting all subsets have the same chance of being selected, and place the packet face down on top of the remaining cards.
Random walks on quasisymmetric functions
Below, we study the mixing time of the above random walk: that is, the number of shuffles that it takes to thoroughly mix up the deck (see Section 2 for a precise definition.) To be more specific, a coupling argument demonstrating that the mixing time of the random transposition walk is O(n log n) is presented.
A Coupling Argument for the Random Transposition Walk
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