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  • The original Yankee Stadium, the one built in 1923, was a monument to the growing popularity of baseball in the early 20th century, "a giant, three-decked wedding cake in the Bronx, a skyscraper in repose," as Leigh Montville described it.

    Remembering a Stadium Long Gone

  • It was always an exciting day for us kids when one of the excursion steamers left for Rockaway, with the crowds lining up along the street and the big three-decked boat tied up to the dock.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The British had a Neptune in the fight, a three-decked ship with ninety-eight guns, while this Neptune was a two-decker, though Sharpe had the impression she was bigger than the Pucelle.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • Even Collingwood, Vice Admiral of the Blue, had hoisted Nelson's beloved white at the mizzen of the huge three-decked Royal Sovereign.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The flames would stab, momentarily lighting the interior of the smoke bank, then vanish and the fog flowed over the enemy decks and the shots whipped out to thump into the Victory and the Temeraire and the Neptune and the Leviathan and the Conqueror and the Pucelle, and after those ships there was a gap before the lumbering three-decked Britannia which was still not under fire.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • On May 19, after four days of collecting at Caucaya, Schultes and Nazzareno embarked on a wood-burning, three-decked paddle wheeler known as the Ciudad de Neiva.

    One River

  • She was a huge three-decked, converted merchantman, permanently at anchor.

    Tai-Pan

  • "We'll take the Sky Queen," Tom told him, referring to his first great invention, the three-decked Flying Lab.

    Tom Swift Jr And His Atomic Earth Blaster

  • Who went to Rome in a three-decked ship he builded, was taken to the Roman Senate and made King of the Jews?

    The Coming of the King

  • My Lord Howe, seeing us engaged with a three-decked ship, and the next ahead of him frequently giving us a few guns, made the Russell and Marlborouqh's signals to come to our assistance, they being on the weather quarter.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

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