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.
Twelve o'clock until four and you'd take your turn every half hour going as a look-out.
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.
The work to be undertaken - replacement of the gravity network of existing stormwater pipes in the territory of the commune of houlme, Rue du gnral de gaulle, - the change of look-outs and mouths of engulfment which are mostly cast in place.
They had look-outs and, if they spotted police on horseback, the birds would be put away and the gentry would pretend that they were simply admiring the display of flowers.
They often use ironing boards as a table, allowing gamblers -- who have look-outs and informers placed in the crowds -- to quickly disperse at the hint of police action," the official said.
Magistrates in Maidstone accepted they were "not main players" in the gang but look-outs during the raid.