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 Dead.Dead. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dead.
 
He is dead. “Gone to the world of light.” “Joined the majority.”   1
   The wind is dead against us. Directly opposed to our direction. Instead of making the ship more lively, its tendency is quite the contrary. It makes a “dead set” at our progress.   2
 


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