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Khalid Sami
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 6:37:30 PM
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Hello again

Do you mind to tell me what "dogged down" mean in this context?
Watertight doors and hatches were dropped into place and dogged down to give the ship full watertight integrity" (Tom Clancy).

Regards.
Khalid Sami
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 7:04:18 PM
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I know now that "dogged down" is not related to this definition of "dog":
Dog:
10. Any of various hooked or U-shaped metallic devices used for gripping or holding heavy objects.


Thank you TFD a lot for your existence.
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seemo74
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 7:28:29 PM

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No need of anything more.
You do not need to be a rocket scientist. You just need not to be too hasty and use google search engine first.
Khalid Sami
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 7:57:07 PM
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Good to know.
FounDit
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:03:40 PM

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Khalid Sami wrote:
Hello again

Do you mind to tell me what "dogged down" mean in this context?
Watertight doors and hatches were dropped into place and dogged down to give the ship full watertight integrity" (Tom Clancy).

Regards.


The 'dogs' are handles that are turned to seal doors on ships and submarines, to make them watertight.



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Khalid Sami
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:07:52 PM
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Thank you very much foundit.
palapaguy
Posted: Monday, May 12, 2014 8:39:05 PM

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FounDit wrote:
Khalid Sami wrote:
Hello again

Do you mind to tell me what "dogged down" mean in this context?
Watertight doors and hatches were dropped into place and dogged down to give the ship full watertight integrity" (Tom Clancy).

Regards.


The 'dogs' are handles that are turned to seal doors on ships and submarines, to make them watertight.



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Thank you! That was news to me!

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