look-out


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look-out

[ˈlʊkˌaʊt]
1. n
a. to keep a look-outfare la guardia
keep a look-out for a post box → guarda se vedi una buca per le lettere
to be on the look-out for sth → cercare qc
b. (viewpoint) → posto di vedetta, posto d'osservazione; (person, thief) → palo (Mil) → sentinella (Naut) → vedetta
c. (prospect) → prospettiva
it's a grim or poor look-out → è una prospettiva poco allegra
that's his look-out! → questo è affar suo!
References in classic literature ?
Le Croisic has a port of fifty feet, it has a look-out which resembles an enormous brioche(a kind of cake) elevated on a dish.
And that the Egyptians were a nation of mast-head standers, is an assertion based upon the general belief among archaeologists, that the first pyramids were founded for astronomical purposes: a theory singularly supported by the peculiar stair-like formation of all four sides of those edifices; whereby, with prodigious long upliftings of their legs, those old astronomers were wont to mount to the apex, and sing out for new stars; even as the look-outs of a modern ship sing out for a sail, or a whale just bearing in sight.
The worthy Obed tells us, that in the early times of the whale fishery, ere ships were regularly launched in pursuit of the game, the people of that island erected lofty spars along the sea-coast, to which the look-outs ascended by means of nailed cleats, something as fowls go upstairs in a hen-house.
Now, as many Sperm Whales had been captured off the western coast of Java, in the near vicinity of the straits of Sunda; indeed, as most of the ground, roundabout, was generally recognised by the fishermen as an excellent spot for cruising; therefore, as the Pequod gained more and more upon Java Head, the look-outs were repeatedly hailed, and admonished to keep wide awake.
There are of course other types of song, both sung and chanted, such as wahakaaraara pa, essentially a look-out's song of vigilance, and patere, which often answer a rebuke or insult.
Of the 65 percent, about half did nothing while the rest 'helped' the driver by acting as 'look-out' for police and speed cameras.
Health and Safety would have had a fit but they hadn't been invented back then when, for a month or so, a cold war reigned between us and the bonfire builders down the road, with occasional raiding parties trying their luck to nick a log, a broken box or, heaven forbid, the look-out's armchair.
Twelve o'clock until four and you'd take your turn every half hour going as a look-out. And the look-outs went on to the bridge and you had to line your binoculars about half an inch above the horizon, go to the right and back to the left, right, left until you come right down to the water.
The Bowbelle skipper, Capt Douglas Henderson, was formally acquitted of a charge of failing to keep a proper look-out after juries twice failed to reach verdicts.
1991: Bowbelle captain Douglas Henderson is accused of failing to keep a proper look-out. Two separate juries fail to reach verdicts.
'The rebels tried to kidnap our police officer but sensing he was in danger, he was able to shot and hit his assailants as evidenced by the bloodstains at the waiting shed where the five NPA members serving as look-outs were waiting.
In a statement, PDEA Director-General Aaron Aquino said the children were not only drug users, but were used as look-outs and drug couriers inside the fish port.