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Dead Water

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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.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Dead Lock
Dead Men
Dead Men’s Shoes
Dead Pan (The)
Dead Reckoning
Dead Ropes
Dead Sea
Dead-Sea Fruit
Dead Set
Dead Shares
Dead Water
Dead Weight
Dead Wind (A)
Dead Wood
Dead Works
Deaf
Deaf Adder
Deal
Deal-fish
Dean (the Latin Decanus)
Deans (Effie)