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 Dead Drunk.Dead-flat (A), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dead-eye,
 
in nautical phrase, is a block of wood with three holes through it, for the lanyards of rigging to reeve through, without sheaves, and with a groove round it for an iron strap. (Dana: Seaman’s Manual, p. 92.)   1
   The holes are eyes, but they are dead eyes.   2
 


 Dead Drunk.Dead-flat (A), 

 
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