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an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial

a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles

a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded

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landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired

the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair

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a short or shortened tail of certain animals

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deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty

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deduct from someone's wages

remove or shorten the tail of an animal

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References in classic literature ?
Katherine's Dock House, the very steps from which he had some six weeks before surveyed the cabstand, the buildings, the policemen, the boot-blacks, the paint, gilt, and plateglass of the Black Horse, with the eye of a Conqueror.
Katherine's Dock House is vast in extent and confusing in its plan.
Let himself be knocked down by a pair horse van while crossing the road outside the dock gate, as if he had neither eyes nor ears.
Number seven dock is there," he said, "and there's the pinnace.
Granet swung the car around into the archway of a hotel exactly opposite the dock.
They crossed the cobbled street and made their way to the dock.
Ut took them two days afterward tull clean the dock o' shells an' muck.
A French barque was lyin' alongside the dock an' I spoke tull the captun, askun' hum what he would charge when work for the day was done, tull haul clear for a couple o' hours an' let me un.
Monsieur Robert Darzac stood in the prisoner's dock between policemen, tall, handsome, and calm.
And when, again upon the shore, we turned and saw from the vessel's mast her name signalled in flags of joyous colours, and fluttering by their side the beautiful American banner with its stars and stripes, - the long three thousand miles and more, and, longer still, the six whole months of absence, so dwindled and faded, that the ship had gone out and come home again, and it was broad spring already in the Coburg Dock at Liverpool.
And commissions and remembrances do so crowd upon one at such a time, that we were still busied with this employment when we found ourselves fused, as it were, into a dense conglomeration of passengers and passengers' friends and passengers' luggage, all jumbled together on the deck of a small steamboat, and panting and snorting off to the packet, which had worked out of dock yesterday afternoon and was now lying at her moorings in the river.
He found himself jostled among a crowd of people, chiefly women, who were huddled together in a dirty frowsy room, at the upper end of which was a raised platform railed off from the rest, with a dock for the prisoners on the left hand against the wall, a box for the witnesses in the middle, and a desk for the magistrates on the right; the awful locality last named, being screened off by a partition which concealed the bench from the common gaze, and left the vulgar to imagine (if they could) the full majesty of justice.
There were only a couple of women in the dock, who were nodding to their admiring friends, while the clerk read some depositions to a couple of policemen and a man in plain clothes who leant over the table.
When we got into dock we had lost our turn for loading, and they hauled us off to a tier where we remained for a month.
A doleful voice arose hail- ing somewhere in the middle of the dock, 'Judea ahoy