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deadlight

[′ded‚līt]
(naval architecture)
A strong plate or a cover with light-obstructing baffles fitted over ventilation ports or windows in stormy weather.
A strong glass or plastic window set in the deck or side of a ship to admit light.

fixed light, deadlight, fast sheet, stand sheet, fixed sash

A window or an area of a window which does not open; glazed directly in a fixed frame that does not open.
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She lives in LA with her family but resided for many years in the New Jersey town she has featured in her debut novel, "Deadlight," using the lane she grew up on as her pen name.
Much can be said of Deadlight's incredible art style, employing a muted colour palette that recalls the silver screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road, as well as last year's Limbo.
"But we do not accept the idea that enough water could have made it through even with four broken deadlights, to sink the ship.
Operation Deadlight took place from Lisahally, Northern Ireland, and Loch Ryan, Scotland, in the autumn of 1945 and winter of 1946.
This boat was scuttled on December 3, 1945, as part of Operation Deadlight when 115 surrendered U-boats were sunk by the Royal Navy in the waters off the north of Ireland between 1945-46.
Do I wish the climax was less of an action scene, even if the novel's own climax (THE DEADLIGHTS) would never have worked on-screen?
It would seem that the two stowaways were at fault for the sinking by leaving open the porthole covers (deadlights) near the stormy waterline.
Their recent single Deadlights is a lively mix of pop melodies with grunge guitars.
Brought before the Williamstown bench for striking in May, 1869, the crew of the Clymene claimed the ship was heavily laden and the captain was driving her so hard that water came through scuttle and deadlights, flooding their quarters and contributing to bad ventilation and smells emanating from the hold.
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Michael Atkinson's Hemingway Deadlights is the latest entry in this genre, and begins as Hemingway wakes up on a Key West morning in May 1956 nursing a broken ankle and a hangover brought on by "an entire day's worth of tequila." The broken bone is the result of Hemingway's effort to hunt down the geckos that thrive on his property with his "1924 Winchester elephant-stopper." Atkinson barrages us with playful similes throughout the novel, accumulating more than half a dozen in the first four pages.
"Darken ship!" was piped and every man off duty headed below to get what rest he could while deadlights were screwed down on portholes, hatches were closed and thick canvas blackout curtains drawn.