• Hickety; dickety, dock
    Hickety; dickety, dock
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n docking the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pepper was sold as individual grains during the Elizabethan times. The guards at the London docks had to sew up their pockets so they would not steal any of the pepper
    • n docking A cutting or clipping, as of a horse's tail.
    • n docking The operation of cutting and piercing the dough for sea-biscuit.
    • n docking The operation of placing a vessel in a dry-dock for cleansing, inspection, painting, and repairs.
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  • Nelson Algren
    Nelson Algren
    “The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.”


In the dock - If someone is in the dock, they are on trial in court.


In literature:

Heavy weather may be on, and it takes some hours to get into the dock.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
We fell in, 124 men and 3 officers, and amidst loud cheers and handshakes we set off and reached the docks about 1.30.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
And there's the dock, where we put the prisoners.
"In the Mayor's Parlour" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
There was a kind of gasp when he entered the dock.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
When you go on shore you will see immense docks and fortifications built by him.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
My last view of England was the dreary wet dock, and later on a few distant and receding lights.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
And you never heard tell of my Uncle Joe, of Scotland Road, down Clarence Dock way?
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Maybe she doesn't know we lie alongside this dock till mid-afternoon.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
It is not far from the docks.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
The ship's siren sent a stuttering blast into the air that seemed to shake the skyscrapers opposite the dock.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson

In poetry:

Thee mow wi' me! Why coossen keep up wi' me:
Why bissèn fit to goo a-vield to skimmy,
Or mow down docks an' thistles! Why I'll bet
A shillèn, Samel, that thou cassen whet.
"Eclogue:--The Best Man In The Vield" by William Barnes
The rush rose up with its pointed spear
The flag, with its falchion broad;
The dock uplifted its shield unawed,
As her voice rung over the quickening sod:
"Awaken! for I am here."
"The Awaking" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Widen your harbours, your docks and your quays,
Hazard your wares on the seven wide seas,
Run out your railways and hew out your coal,
For only by trade can a country keep whole.
"Merchandise" by J Milton Hayes
Thro' the dead dark water under skies aglow,
Thro' the shaken shadows silently and slow,
Thro' the looming dock-gates like a thief we glide,
Dropping down the Mersey on the midnight tide.
"Liverpool" by Cicely Fox Smith
Rollin' up to London Town (an' down by the bow);
Rollin' 'ome to Surrey Docks — ain't we 'eros now?
A long roll, an' a short roll, an' a roll in between,
An' the crew cursin' rosy as she ships it green!
"The Ballad Of The Eastern Crown" by Cicely Fox Smith
Fainter now behind us die the dock-lamps down;
Flaring like a furnace lies the light of town,
Fades the shore-line into dusk far on either hand,
And the stars burn out above us for the far lights of land.
"Liverpool" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

The 13-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother were electrocuted while swimming near a private dock at the 6.5 mile marker of the Gravois Arm.
A brother and sister from Ashland died yesterday after being electrocuted while swimming off the family's dock at the Lake of the Ozarks.
A brother and sister from Ashland died Wednesday after being electrocuted while swimming off the family's dock at the Lake of the Ozarks.
At Liberty Island, both the visitor and National Park Service docks sustained significant damage.
2 Ohio State's 85-63 victory over Duke on Tuesday night, NBA stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade escaped Value City Arena through a nearby loading dock.
Otis redding Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay.
Barring an 11th hour agreement with the federal regulators, the city of Cape Coral will no longer be able to unilaterally review and issue permits for building on canals or docks as of the end of business Friday.
A volunteer effort to educate people about the environmental effects of car idling will happen Nov 17 at the Fauntleroy ferry dock and along the roadway.
We were fishing off our dock and an eagle landed in the tree behind us.
After catching a few fish, we fillet'd one of the fish and put the fillet'd-out fish on our dock.
Replacing more than three boards on a dock requires a permit.
What started out as mere sketches on the drafting tables at CSL almost two years ago now sits in the building berth at Port Weller Dry Docks well on its way to becoming the biggest Canadian Lakes vessel ever built.
As a 16-year resident and business owner who loves this sanctuary island, I would like to thank the City Council members for voting to continue the ban on new docks along Sanibel's vulnerable shoreline.
The Port Authority is sweatin' on the dock of the bay.
During shrimp season, Wayne Magwood and crew process their fresh catch daily at the Shem Creek docks.

In science:

Summing up, one observes that p–LES interact with LES preventing their docking to form the folding nucleus.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
We use the rigid docking model for protein-protein interactions. Because each 3x3x3 compact structure has 6 binding surfaces with 4 rotational symmetries, a pair of proteins has 144 binding modes.
Protein abundances and interactions coevolve to promote functional complexes while suppressing non-specific binding
However, when robots will aggregate into more complex symbiotic organism, which can pass the barrier, they will reach the docking station.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
To perform autonomous recharging, robots have to possess connectors to the docking station, which allows simple docking and reliable mechanical contact of low electrical resistance.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
The docking station and a few robots recharging there.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms