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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cut off short; having the end or tail cut off; specifically, in entomology, cut off sharply in any direction, as if with a knife; truncated, as a tip or apex.


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  • Residents scrambled to stockpile food and authorities ordered ships to remain docked as southern China geared up for a super typhoon after it killed 15 people and wiped out crops in the northern Philippines.

    World Watch

  • It's OK for a short term docked mission, but over the long term the control system would have a hard time compensating for it.

    Space Diary: Shuttle retirement

  • Until, years later, I realized that the cost of missing inventory was docked from the pay of the store staff.

    thieves like us

  • Coast Guard cutter by the same name docked in Astoria.

    Oregon Coast Travel, Tourism, Science, Entertainment News - Breaking News from the Oregon Coast

  • Their beaks are cut off, tails "docked," and toes/claws removed - all without anesthesia - so that their desperate attempts at escape or survival are foiled.

    Kathy Freston: The Vegan Thing

  • When users first fire up their gPC, they'll get a Mac-like desktop with a series of program icons "docked" across the bottom.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • So, I think he's kind of docked the ship of his self, if you will, which is free floating in a drama that he finds compelling and that will get him attention.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2006

  • Finally, Neddy and Teddy were "brought to anchor" in some friendly stable, in none oftener than in ours of Heathknowes, where cargo was unloaded and sometimes even the ships themselves "docked" and laid up for repairs.

    The Dew of Their Youth

  • Every other quarter of a year something has been 'docked' off our earnings, until it is almost impossible for men with families to live decently by their labour; and now, for the first time, they pretend to feel for them.

    Alton Locke, Tailor and Poet An Autobiography

  • In the southern part of Budapest, the A38 Ukrainian ship-cum-restaurant is a cultural venue 'docked' at the PetÅ‘fi Bridge, which opened in April 2003.


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