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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dead Hand (A).
 
A first-rate. One that would dead-beat. (See MORTMAIN.)   1
        “First-rate work it was too; he was always a dead hand at splitting.”—Boldrewood: Robbery Under Arms, xv.
 


 Dead Freight.Dead-heads, 

 
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