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Deck

1. The floorlike covering of the horizontal sections, or compartments, of a ship. Small vessels have only one deck; larger ships have two or three decks.

The following are the more common names of the decks of vessels having more than one.

(Science: astronomy) Berth deck, the upper deck, usually a light deck, erected above the frame of the hull. Orlop deck, the deck or part of a deck where the cables are stowed, usually below the water line. Poop deck, the deck forming the roof of a poop or poop cabin, built on the upper deck and extending from the mizzenmast aft. Quarter-deck, the part of the upper deck abaft the mainmast, including the poop deck when there is one. Spar deck. Same as the upper deck. Sometimes a light deck fitted over the upper deck. Upper deck, the highest deck of the hull, extending from stem to stern.

2. The upper part or top of a mansard roof or curb roof when made nearly flat.

3. The roof of a passenger car.

4. A pack or set of playing cards. The king was slyly fingered from the deck. (Shak)

5. A heap or store. Who . . . Hath such trinkets ready in the deck. (Massinger) Between decks. See Between.

(Science: medicine) deck bridge, to clear off all the stakes on the table by winning them.

Origin: D. Dek. See deck.


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Re: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

Overhanging the deck are oak and beech trees. After many hours of online research, I think I have ID'd these objects. I believe they are plasmodial stemonitis slime molds. If anyone is interested, here are some interesting facts: ...

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Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:29 pm
 
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Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

What sorts of plants are close enough to the deck that wind could move material there?

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by Darby
Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:43 pm
 
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Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... to determine if it is plant, animal or bacteria, mold or algae. Any input is appreciated. Background: Hundreds of these objects appeared on my deck, following a heavy rain. When dry, they resemble seed pods. When saturated, they resemble grapes. They appear to be chlorophyll filled. If I rupture ...

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