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Dead point
dead presidents
Dead pulled wool
dead reckon
dead reckoning
dead ringer
Dead rise
Dead rising
dead room
Dead Sea
Dead Sea Apple
Dead Sea scrolls
DEAD SEA, THE
dead set
Dead shot
dead soul
dead space
Dead spindle
Dead stock
dead stop
dead tired
dead to
dead to rights
dead to the world
Dead wall
Dead water
dead weight
Dead wind
dead wood
DEAD, BAPTISM FOR THE

Dead smooth definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dead plate (Mach.), a solid covering over a part of a fire grate, to prevent the entrance of air through that part. Dead pledge, a mortgage. See Mortgage. Dead point. (Mach.) See Dead center. Dead reckoning (Naut.), the method of determining the place of a ship from a record kept of the courses sailed as given by compass, and the distance made on each course as found by log, with allowance for leeway, etc., without the aid of celestial observations. Dead rise, the transverse upward curvature of a vessel's floor. Dead rising, an elliptical line drawn on the sheer plan to determine the sweep of the floorheads throughout the ship's length. Dead-Sea apple. See under Apple. Dead set. See under Set. Dead shot. (a) An unerring marksman. (b) A shot certain to be made. Dead smooth, the finest cut made; -- said of files. Dead wall (Arch.), a blank wall unbroken by windows or other openings. Dead water (Naut.), the eddy water closing in under a ship's stern when sailing. Dead weight. (a) A heavy or oppressive burden. --Dryden. (b) (Shipping) A ship's lading, when it consists of heavy goods; or, the heaviest part of a ship's cargo. (c) (Railroad) The weight of rolling stock, the live weight being the load. --Knight. Dead wind (Naut.), a wind directly ahead, or opposed to the ship's course. To be dead, to die. [Obs.] I deme thee, thou must algate be dead. --Chaucer. Syn: Inanimate; deceased; extinct. See Lifeless.



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