There is a dimly lit painting, a copy of the original work by Arthur Devis, which graphically illustrates the solemn scene and is far more evocative than a more heroic (and well-known) depiction of Nelson's wounding on the Quarter Deck by artist Benjamin West.
What does QD stand for?
QD stands for Quarter Deck
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We have 6 other meanings of QD in our Acronym Attic
- Qualified Data
- Quality Denial (Wikipedia criticism)
- Quand (French: when)
- Quantity Discount
- Quantity Distance
- Quantity/Distance (explosives storage)
- Quantum Data, Inc
- Quantum Design (various locations)
- Quantum Dot
- Quaque Die (Latin: Daily)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Ordered to restore order, he mustered the Royal Marine Band on the quarter deck with instructions to perform the standard songs fortissimo .
HOMER Land's End Resort, with 98 hotel rooms at the tip of the Homer Spit, in Homer, features two main meeting areas: The Quarter Deck features in-room sound and seating for 250; and the Harbor Room, with portable sound and seating for 50.
The spot on the quarter deck where Nelson fell victim to a French sniper is marked by a brass plaque, and, below decks, a laurel wreath shows where he died, before his corpse was shipped home in a barrel of brandy.
Opening with the bright march On The Quarter Deck, the massed bands (with YBS playing the lead in the first half) delivered a brilliant overture to Hector Berlioz's Le Carnaval Romain with Evans keeping an expert tight rein in the very tricky Allegro passages.
So anyway we were standing off, I think I was on cook duties, I was just coming up on deck and here's this bloody big shell, it went straight through the quarter deck straight into the magazines.
The Quarter Deck cocktail contains the sailor's favourite tipple, rum.
The island in question -or what little remains of it -was,excitingly, to be our destination,as I watched the night- time lights of Athens recede in the distance from the quarter deck of the magnificent four- masted clipper ship which was to be my luxury home for the next three days.