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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dead Letter.
 
A written document of no value; a law no longer acted upon. Also a letter which lies buried in the post-office because the address is incorrect, or the person addressed cannot be found.   1
 


 Dead Languages.Dead-letter Office (The). 

 
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