Bennett told me Lennon “was looking for peace, he wanted to walk on to the dock, have a quick swim, and go for a sail”.
The dock actually sailed across the Pacific, in other words, as much as it did float.
I asked, 'Can you imagine that tea master preparing his service out here on a dock in Cancale?'
We have a beautiful house where in the morning you can sit on the dock and see the sun rise and at night you watch the sun set.
Aunt Penniman has, in five words, untied the rope from the dock and set Catherine adrift in a storm.
Is this the bold Jack Barry I picked out on the dock fer a partner?
The steersman climbed to the dock, to halt a pace in front of Gerda.
Then they entered a rowboat at the dock and poled over to the Alice.
Colonel Boundary did not speak to the man in the dock or as much as look at him.
Or one might catch a detail to unload freight, or stand guard on the dock.
"ship's berth," late 15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German docke, perhaps ultimately (via Late Latin *ductia "aqueduct") from Latin ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)); or possibly from a Scandinavian word for "low ground" (cf. Norwegian dokk "hollow, low ground"). Original sense perhaps "furrow a grounded vessel makes in a mud bank." As a verb from 1510s. Related: Docked; docking.
"where accused stands in court," 1580s, originally rogue's slang, from Flemish dok "pen or cage for animals," origin unknown.
name for various tall, coarse weeds, Old English docce, from Proto-Germanic *dokkon (cf. Middle Dutch docke-, German Docken-, Old Danish dokka), akin to Middle High German tocke "bundle, tuft," and ultimately to the noun source of dock (v.).
"cut an animal's tail," late 14c., from dok (n.) "fleshy part of an animal's tail" (mid-14c.), related to Old English -docca "muscle," from Proto-Germanic *dokko "something round, bundle" (cf. Old Norse dokka "bundle, girl," Danish dukke "doll," German Docke "small column, bundle, doll, smart girl"). Meaning "to reduce (someone's) pay for some infraction" is first recorded 1822. Related: Docked; docking.
To reduce one's pay for some infraction: I'm docking you six bucks for being sassy
[1822+; fr dock, ''to cut off part of the tail,'' fr a Middle English word meaning ''docked tail'']