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Hurricane deck   /hˈərəkˌeɪn dɛk/   Listen
Hurricane deck

A deck at the top of a passenger ship.  Synonyms: awning deck, hurricane roof, promenade deck.

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"Hurricane deck" Quotes from Famous Books

... peas, as typical of hail, while the powdering of each other's faces with handfuls of flour could not fail to remind everybody on board that we had reached the latitude of snow. At the commencement of this noisy festival I found myself standing on the hurricane deck, next to, one of the grave savants attached to the expedition, who seemed to contem-plate the antics that were being played at his feet with that sad smile of indulgence with which Wisdom sometimes deigns to commiserate the gaiety of Folly. Suddenly he disappeared from beside ...
— Letters From High Latitudes • The Marquess of Dufferin (Lord Dufferin)

... Consequently the senoritas and grass widows sought the American camp on the Santa Cruz River. When they could get transportation in wagons hauling provisions they came in state,—others came on the hurricane deck of burros, and many came on foot. ...
— Building a State in Apache Land • Charles D. Poston

... to the hurricane deck, and thence to the pilot-house. The pilot, with his hat thrown aside and his hair streaming in the wind, stood at his post, carefully guiding the boat on her course. The body of the captain was lying at ...
— Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field • Thomas W. Knox

... his state-room. This party,—evidently connected with some fire company,—on comparing notes on the wharf, being somewhat dissatisfied with the result of their performances, afterward rendered my friend's position on the hurricane deck one of extreme peril and inconvenience, by reason of skilfully projected oranges and apples, accompanied with some invective. Yet there is certainly something to interest us in the examination of that cheerless damp closet, whose painted wooden walls no furniture or company can make ...
— Urban Sketches • Bret Harte

Words linked to "Hurricane deck" :   awning deck, passenger ship, deck, promenade deck

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