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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of deck out.


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  • In the center of the vast dining hall, Captain Bob stood decked out in his pirate best: a ruffled white shirt, black pants, and an eye-patch.

    Beacon Street Girls: Ready! Set! Hawaii!

  • Streams of high school graduates float past us—seventeen-year-olds decked out in dresses sewn by their mothers and suits borrowed from their family armoire, celebrating their new freedom.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • And after a long time the rough rocks were decked out with soft mosses and trailing vines, and all the nooks were hung with clematis and columbine, and great elms lifted their huge tops high up into the sunlight, and down about their feet clustered the low cedars and balsams, and everywhere the violets and wind-flowers and maiden-hair grew and bloomed till the cañon became the Master's place for rest and peace and joy.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • She was decked out in a full-length sable with mink earmuffs, black leather gloves, and high-heeled boots.

    Real wifeys

  • Her hardest battle was to convince Antony that King Artavasdes of Armenia must be put in golden chains and led behind a donkey as a prisoner; in a Roman triumph the prisoners of high enough status to be part of the parade were decked out in all their royal finery and walked as if free men.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Round tables decked out with festive Hawaiian-print tablecloths filled the space like a field full of colorful wildflowers.

    Beacon Street Girls: Ready! Set! Hawaii!

  • A Reuters reviewer of the new Oxford Compact English Dictionary had a bright lead: So there you are, all decked out in chuddies, carpenters and a shrug with a brand-new buzz cut, and for some reason your best friend refuses to talk to you.

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Lottie, decked out for the occasion in a gown of very bright blue taffeta, leaning laughing on the arm of an extremely rosy-faced Captain Clancey, in his Sunday best with his graying red whiskers trimmed.


  • Graham spotted Martha who was all decked out in lavender—a fancy, lavender-and-white flowered hat sitting regally on her head.

    A Love So Deep

  • Comrade Palkin sat behind a desk, decked out in a military uniform like Stalin and thin-framed round glasses like the head of the NKVD, Beria.

    A Mountain of Crumbs


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