Deming was in his bunk; also another man, whose ribs Lund had cracked when he had kicked him along the deck out of his way.
The captain's first care was to have four sick sailors brought up and placed on deck out of harm's way—among them a 'Portyghee.'
If theres anything good to eat thrown on deck out of the darkness, just wake me up, otherwise let me alone.
So, once more: continuous bulkheads—a clear way of escape to the deck out of each water-tight compartment.
They must not be compelled to deck out their houses in honor of religious processions, nor to swear on St. Anthony's arm.
(backing Dunn to C.) But you have the nerve to utilize the contents of the said trunk to deck out your precious beauty!
The nurse had taken all the pains imaginable to deck out her daughter.
Inga, Mildrid's cousin, herself a married woman now, had come to deck out the bride.
For an instant she had the naïve, melodramatic instinct of youth to deck out its little events in the guise of crises.
Standing it on the deck out of the way of the boom, Harry filled it with oil from one of the bottles, and lighted the wick.
"covering over part of a ship," mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Middle Low German verdeck (or a related North Sea Germanic word), a nautical word, from ver- "fore" + decken "to cover, put under roof," from Proto-Germanic *thackjam (related to thatch, q.v.).
Sense extended early in English from "covering" to "platform of a ship." "Pack of cards" is 1590s, perhaps because they were stacked like decks of a ship. Deck chair (1884) so called because they were used on ocean liners. Tape deck (1949) is in reference to the flat surface of old reel-to-reel tape recorders.
"adorn" (as in deck the halls), early 15c., from Middle Dutch dekken "to cover," from the same Germanic root as deck (n.). Meaning "to cover" is from 1510s in English. Replaced Old English þeccan. Related: Decked; decking.
"knock down," c.1953, probably from deck (n.) on the notion of laying someone out on the deck. Related: Decked; decking.
To knock someone down, esp with the fist; floor: Remember that guy I decked in the restaurant? (1940s+)