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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOCKING

It's the most senseless thing in the world, this docking fashion.

One of them was docking us boys of our due allowance of sugar.

On this day while the tug-boat was docking us there he stood, white with rage.

In docking lambs we have had the best success when the sign was at Taurus, Neck.

There is a skill of a very high order in docking an Atlantic liner at Liverpool.

"I'm not surprised we orbited, instead of docking," Ellen remarked.

He handles all news relating to shipping, clearing and docking of vessels, etc.

On the African coast there are docking facilities in Algeria.

The most usual form of punishment was the docking of a meal.

They were provided with electric lights, water supply and docking rails, which extended from either end.

WORD ORIGIN

"ship's berth," late 15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German docke, perhaps ultimately (via Late Latin *ductia "aqueduct") from Latin ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)); or possibly from a Scandinavian word for "low ground" (cf. Norwegian dokk "hollow, low ground"). Original sense perhaps "furrow a grounded vessel makes in a mud bank." As a verb from 1510s. Related: Docked; docking.

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