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 Dead Shares.Dead Weight. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dead Water.
 
The eddy-water closing in with the ship’s stern, as she passes through the water. It shifts its place, but is like taking money from one pocket and putting it into another.   1
 


 Dead Shares.Dead Weight. 

 
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