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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deck.
  • adj. Adorned or embellished.
  • adj. Having a specified number or type of decks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. clothed or adorned with finery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dressed; adorned.
  • Furnished with a deck or decks: as, a three-decked ship.
  • In heraldry, edged or purfled with another color: thus, the feathers of a bird of one tincture are decked of another tincture. Also marguetté.


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  • Namely, the mighty choice sight gag of Wolowitz walking in decked out like an Adam Lambert wannabe sporting a coif that was somehow equal parts emo and rockabilly.

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  • East, through a sandy plain decked with great numbers of Rocky mounds, which were all cross cracked, at the top, leaving cavities in some cases, large enough to shelter both men and horses, from the balls or arrows of

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  • Then taking by the hilt his sword decked with gold, he drew it from its scabbard, and made signs to the chosen youths of the Greeks to hold the virgin.

    The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I.

  • Taking up his bright shield with a 1,000 moons and his massive and celestial sword decked with gold, the mighty Ashvatthama rushed against the sons of Draupadi and began to lay about him with his weapon.

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  • The grave brown peasantry, with no great accent of costume, but with sundry small ones -- decked, that is, in cheap fineries of scarlet and yellow -- made a mass of motley colour in the high wind-stirred light.

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  • As the pile grows higher, each log is "decked," that is, rolled up parallel poles laid slanting up the face of the pile, by means of a chain passed under and over the log and back over the pile, Fig. 11.

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  • On another occasion, said Hartman, Marines had "decked" a worker from another embassy during a presumably friendly game of broomball, a form of ice hockey. Top Stories

  • Smaller storage modules, such as decked pallet racks and shelving, may become more appropriate.


  • "decked" on immense piles, sometimes a mile long and filling the whole river from bank to bank.

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  • If you're over 40 and not at the beach, you shouldn't be out in public wearing shorts and tank tops, regardless of your gender or national origin -- unless you're decked out in that attire for the purpose of exercise.

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