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ark ruffian

obsolete A criminal who boards and plunders waterborne ships (i.e., arks), usually with the aid of one or more of its crew, sometimes resulting in the murder of its passengers. Aye, but the waters are treacherous these days, and the ark ruffians make even the most placid trip a journey to be wary of.
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be out of the ark

To be very outdated or old-fashioned. You can't wear a dress like that, at least until you're 80. Come on, it's clearly out of the ark!
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went out with the ark

humorous Became obsolete. Refers to the Biblical story of Noah, who built an ark (a ship) to save his family and the world's animals when the Earth was destroyed by flood. You're still using a flip phone? I thought those went out with the ark!
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out of the ark

humorous Very old-fashioned or outdated, as if appearing to have existed since the ancient time described in the biblical story of Noah's ark. I know many people accused me of being out of the ark for my viewpoints, but I stand by what I said. Everyone was taken aback when she arrived to the red carpet premiere of the film wearing a dress that looked straight out of the ark.
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out of the ark

BRITISH
If something is out of the ark, it is very old-fashioned. He drove a car that was straight out of the ark. Note: You can also say that something went out with the ark. You know tyres are made from oil, they're not made from rubber any more; that went out with the ark. Note: According to the Bible, the ark was the boat in which Noah and his family survived the flood.
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out of the ark

extremely old-fashioned.
The ark referred to is the biblical Noah's ark (Genesis 6–7), in which Noah endeavoured to save his family and two of every kind of animal from the Flood.
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be out of the ˈark

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went out with the ˈark

(British English, spoken) (of an object or a custom) extremely old or old-fashioned: She was using a dictionary that was straight out of the ark.This idiom refers to a story in the Bible. The ark was a large boat which Noah built to save his family and two of every type of animal from the flood.
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ark

(ɑrk)
n. an old car. Why don’t you get rid of that old ark and get something that’s easier to park?
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'We are not building new branches anymore but we are spending to renovate the old ones into the Ark,' he added.
With so many fantastic inhabitants on this ship, it's a safe bet that Dark Ark will appeal to fans of the supernatural and mythology -- but also to those who might care nothing about those subjects, who simply enjoy a good, tense thriller.
Bishop of Birmingham, the Rt Rev David Urquhart said: "I am very excited about the launch of the ark. I know the young people have been working hard to create something beautiful and thoughtprovoking which reflects the importance of the Noah's Ark story to Christian, Muslims and Jews."
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"Proving that Noah's Ark and the Great Flood never happened is the easiest thing in the world."
"With a proven model, a strong brand, a growing industry, and a vision for expansion, The Ark took the steps to develop a competitive franchise package and will now be offering it to anyone interested in the southeast United States," The company announced today.
The Ark developed a franchise crew to help support all of the existing corporately owned franchise units and any future franchise locations.
We built The ARK so that nobody would get left behind."
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Students at Kings have the opportunity to perform at the Barbican Centre in London at a special annual gala concert with other ARK schools, as well as take part in our pioneering Band Musicianship programme to learn guitar, drums, keyboard and vocals.
Suzie Viana, who has been involved in the development of Noah's Ark over the past couple of years, said the garden area had previously been an anti-social behaviour hotspot, with the church and the Rainbow Trust aiming to create a pleasant space for the whole community instead.
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As with his earlier development, Ark Hills, Minoru Mori built an integrated development where high-rise inner-urban communities allow people to live, work, play, and shop in close proximity to eliminate commuting, improve quality of life, and boost Japan's international competitiveness.
The congregation and its rabbi are strong supporters of The Ark (discussed below), which provides a full range of social services in accordance with Orthodox interpretation of Jewish law.