"Locked and Dogged" (U.S.S. Cole)
Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Sun Oct 22 23:43:51 UTC 2000
>"dogs" are a series of screw-clamps around the edge of a hatch which help
>seal it shut--in addition to its normal locking mechanism.
The AH dictionary at www.dictionary.com -- under 'dog' -- gives an example
with "dog" = "clamp [a hatch]".
Web examples of "locked and dogged" as a specific phrase:
In fiction: http://www.baen.com/chapters/shipave3.htm
In nonfiction: http://www.vnh.org/HospitalCorpsman1&C/Chapter12/Chapter12.html
-- Doug Wilson
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