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 for Wet dock
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wet \Wet\ (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. Wetter; superl. Wettest.]
     [OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel.
     v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See
     Water.]
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     1. Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid;
        moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid
        upon the surface; as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table.
        "Wet cheeks." --Shak.
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     2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. "Wet
        October's torrent flood." --Milton.
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     3. (Chem.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some
        other liquid; as, the wet extraction of copper, in
        distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or
        fusion is employed.
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     4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. [Slang] --Prior.
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     Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See under Blanket, Dock,
        etc.
  
     Wet goods, intoxicating liquors. [Slang]
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     Syn: Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dock \Dock\, n. [Akin to D. dok; of uncertain origin; cf. LL.
     doga ditch, L. doga ditch, L. doga sort of vessel, Gr. ?
     receptacle, fr. ? to receive.]
     1. An artificial basin or an inclosure in connection with a
        harbor or river, -- used for the reception of vessels, and
        provided with gates for keeping in or shutting out the
        tide.
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     2. The slip or water way extending between two piers or
        projecting wharves, for the reception of ships; --
        sometimes including the piers themselves; as, to be down
        on the dock.
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     3. The place in court where a criminal or accused person
        stands.
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     Balance dock, a kind of floating dock which is kept level
        by pumping water out of, or letting it into, the
        compartments of side chambers.
  
     Dry dock, a dock from which the water may be shut or pumped
        out, especially, one in the form of a chamber having walls
        and floor, often of masonry and communicating with deep
        water, but having appliances for excluding it; -- used in
        constructing or repairing ships. The name includes
        structures used for the examination, repairing, or
        building of vessels, as graving docks, floating docks,
        hydraulic docks, etc.
  
     Floating dock, a dock which is made to become buoyant, and,
        by floating, to lift a vessel out of water.
  
     Graving dock, a dock for holding a ship for graving or
        cleaning the bottom, etc.
  
     Hydraulic dock, a dock in which a vessel is raised clear of
        the water by hydraulic presses.
  
     Naval dock, a dock connected with which are naval stores,
        materials, and all conveniences for the construction and
        repair of ships.
  
     Sectional dock, a form of floating dock made in separate
        sections or caissons.
  
     Slip dock, a dock having a sloping floor that extends from
        deep water to above high-water mark, and upon which is a
        railway on which runs a cradle carrying the ship.
  
     Wet dock, a dock where the water is shut in, and kept at a
        given level, to facilitate the loading and unloading of
        ships; -- also sometimes used as a place of safety; a
        basin.
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