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deken

deken
blanket


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deken
     1. n. A blanket, warm textile cover
     2. n. (figuratively) A blanket, covering layer
           Een deken van sneeuw bedekt de winterse tuin, die zich 's zomers met kleurige dekens van bloemen siert
            A blanket of snow covers the wintery garden, which in summer is ornate by colorful flower blankets
     3. n. The permanent flooring of a fishery vessel
     4. n. A dean, certain priestly offices
     5. n.    presiding over a chapter, as in a cathedral or collegiate church
     6. n.    pastoral chief in a part of a diocese comprising several parishes
     7. n. A chairman in certain professional corporations
     8. n. A doyen, eldest, as in the corps diplomatique
     9. n. Some other presiding officers, e.g. of a neighborhood

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