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DKDenmark
DKDenmark (airline tax code)
DKDonkey Kong (game)
DKDeath Knight (gaming)
DKDon't Know
DKDrunk
DKDuke
DKDeck
DKDark Knight (gaming)
DKDonna Karan (fashion)
DKDankort (Danish credit card)
DKDecay
DKDiddy Kong (fictional character)
DKDead Kennedys (band)
DKDungeon Keeper (game)
DKDon King (boxing promoter)
DKDiscovery Kids (TV network)
DKDielectric Constant
DKDragon Knight (gaming, MapleStory)
DKDesign Kit
DKDrop Kick (wrestling move)
DKDrop Knee (body boarding style)
DKDorling Kindersley Ltd. (publishing)
DKDa Kine
DKDemocratic Kampuchea (Cambodia)
DKDrift King (Fast and the Furious movie character)
DKDakshina Kannada (Karnataka, India district)
DKDan Kennedy
DKDisplay Keyboard
DKDonut King (various locations)
DKDanish Kingdom
DKDeforest Kelley (actor)
DKDon Knotts (actor)
DKDravidar Kazhagam (political party, India)
DKDirect Kick (soccer)
DKDouble Kill (gaming)
DKDeutscher Kaiser (German Emperor)
DKDisbursing Clerk (USN rating)
DKDread Knights (gaming clan)
DKDragon Khan (roller-coaster, Spain)
DKDivine Knights (gaming clan)
DKDishonorable Kill (gaming, World of Warcraft)
DKDirectie Kunsten (Dutch: direction for fine arts)
DKDaichi Kuroda (Japaneses pop vocalist)
DKDiffusionskonstante (German: diffusion constant; Oxygen Permeability of contact lenses)
DKDraconian Knights (gaming)
References in classic literature ?
In the general intellectual decay they still preserved their pristine clearness and strength of understanding.
Here is reality emerging from the unreal, spring renewing, love and beauty triumphant over death and decay. The girl is the central type and symbol.
The conditions fostering the growth of that supreme, alive excellence, as well in work as in play, ought to be preserved with a most careful regard lest the industry or the game should perish of an insidious and inward decay. Therefore I have read with profound regret, in that article upon the yachting season of a certain year, that the seamanship on board racing yachts is not now what it used to be only a few, very few, years ago.
The wagon rolled up a weedy gravel walk, under a noble avenue of China trees, whose graceful forms and ever-springing foliage seemed to be the only things there that neglect could not daunt or alter,--like noble spirits, so deeply rooted in goodness, as to flourish and grow stronger amid discouragement and decay.
Bits of board, straw, old decayed barrels and boxes, garnished the ground in all directions; and three or four ferocious-looking dogs, roused by the sound of the wagon-wheels, came tearing out, and were with difficulty restrained from laying hold of Tom and his companions, by the effort of the ragged servants who came after them.
Many of the shells are deeply corroded, and have a much older and more decayed appearance than those at the height of 500 or 600 feet on the coast of Chile.
I even tried a Carlyle-like scorn of this wretched aristocracy in decay. But this attitude of mind was impossible.
The Eloi, like the Carolingian kings, had decayed to a mere beautiful futility.
Besides, I was really shocked by a decay of principle which proceeded but too plainly from decay of the mental powers.
But by what perversity of taste had the artist represented his principal figure as so wrinkled and decayed, while yet he had decked her out in the brightest splendor of attire, as if the loveliest maiden had suddenly withered into age, and become a moral to the beautiful around her!
"One of our generalizations is that every system founded upon class and caste contains within itself the germs of its own decay. When a system is founded upon class, how can caste be prevented?
The railings about the plats were prostrate, decayed, or altogether gone.