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Dry-dock   /draɪ-dɑk/   Listen
Dry-dock

verb
1.
Maneuver (a ship) into a drydock.  Synonym: drydock.






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"Dry-dock" Quotes from Famous Books



... hawsers or cables to the houses. Passing after my leader, Lieutenant Steele, at a great rate, one of those ropes took me under the chin, and cast me head long down, a declivity of at least fifteen feet. The place appeared to be either a dry-dock or a saw-pit. My descent was terrible, gun and all was involved in a great depth of snow. Most unluckily, however, one of my knees received a violent contusion on a piece of scraggy ice, which was covered by the snow. On like occasions, ...
— Picturesque Quebec • James MacPherson Le Moine

... I had a rather worrying time on board my own ship. I had been appointed ex-officio by the British Consul to take charge of her after a man who had died suddenly, leaving for the guidance of his successor some suspiciously unreceipted bills, a few dry-dock estimates hinting at bribery, and a quantity of vouchers for three years' extravagant expenditure; all these mixed up together in a dusty old violin-case lined with ruby velvet. I found besides a large account-book, which, when ...
— Falk • Joseph Conrad



Words linked to "Dry-dock" :   drydock, dock



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