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 Dead Lift.Dead Lock. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dead Lights.
 
Strong wooden shutters to close the cabin windows of a ship; they deaden or kill the daylight.   1
   To ship the dead lights. To draw the shutter over the cabin window; to keep out the sea when a gale is expected.   2
 


 Dead Lift.Dead Lock. 

 
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