Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See deck, 2, and orlop.

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Examples

  • He looks down the orlop-deck aisle running forward between the piled casks and crates.

    The Terror

  • Not to tell over again his furlongs from spiracle to tail, and the yards he measured about the waist; only think of the gigantic involutions of his intestines, where they lie in him like great cables and hawsers coiled away in the subterranean orlop-deck of a line-of-battle-ship.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The sight of the rows of guns and ammunition, however, so terrified him that he beat a hasty retreat to his canoe, though he had already got as far as the orlop-deck.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

  • Through the roar of battle, sobs of dear love sounded along the blood-stained deck, as Dan and another seaman took the pride of our nation tenderly, and carried him down to the orlop-deck.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • Thus a man-of-war is a floating house with six stories -- the poop being the garret, and the orlop-deck the cellars.

    Man on the Ocean A Book about Boats and Ships

  • Not to tell over again his furlongs from spiracle to tail, and the yards he measures about the waist; only think of the gigantic involutions of his intestines, where they lie in him like great cables and hawsers coiled away in the subterranean orlop-deck of a line-of-battle-ship.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • Not to tell over again his furlongs from spiracle to tail, and the yards he measures about the waist; only think of the gigantic involutions of his intestines, where they lie in him like great cables and hausers coiled away in the subterranean orlop-deck of a line-of - battle-ship.

    Moby-Dick, or, The Whale

  • This appeal had the desired effect, and, the kind surgeon leading the way, Paul was lifted up and carried below to a side cabin on the orlop-deck.

    True Blue

  • The riven decks could ill keep out the water which washed aboard her, while many of the beams gave way, and those of the orlop-deck bent and cracked till several of them fell into the hold.

    True Blue

  • Every now and then the splinters, and occasionally also a shot, which fell through the hatchways, showed him that death was being dealt rapidly around just above him; and he dared not therefore move, as he wished to do, to the orlop-deck, into which the shot of an enemy does not often find its way.

    True Blue

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