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To dress a ship


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To dress a ship (Naut) to ornament her by hoisting the national colors at the peak and mastheads, and setting the jack forward; when dressed full, the signal flags and pennants are added.
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In literature:

The next day I made a grand feast for them all, and the ship's cook and mate came on shore to dress it.
"Robinson Crusoe" by Mary Godolphin
He was always careful to do his duty, quiet, and gentlemanly in manner, and in point of appearance, and dress, a credit to the ship.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
Now, what you want to do is to throw into a dress-suitcase a few things, and we'll ship the trunks by rail to Nice.
"The Triflers" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
The forts and ships saluted; we of course did the same; and the people all dressed and went to mass, as on a holiday.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
Enemies of his, gentlemen of the Order, swore to having seen him during a battle, dressed as a Turk, in the forecastle of a hostile ship.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
They were all dressed out for the sake of the ship being in; and the women of Falesa are a handsome lot to see.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
On the day the ship left Buenos Ayres he was able to dress unaided and reach a chair on deck without a helping arm.
"His Unknown Wife" by Louis Tracy
It is not much good for a ship to leave a port well dressed if her hulk is not equal to her get up.
"The Fourth Estate, vol.1" by Armando Palacio Valdés
She wore a simple grey dress, which he remembered to have seen and liked on the ship.
"Lord Loveland Discovers America" by C. N. Williamson
Elaborately dressed shipping, flying the flags of half a dozen nations, added color to the scheme.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews