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Deaf

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Deaf as an adder. (See below, Deaf Adder.)

Deaf as a post. Quite deaf; or so inattentive as not to hear what is said. One might as well speak to a gate-post or log of wood.

Deaf as a white cat. It is said that white cats are deaf and stupid.

None so deaf as those who wonʹt hear. The French have the same locution: “Il nʹy a de pire sourd que celui qui ne veut pas entendre.”

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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 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)
Dear
Dear Bought and Far Brought
Dearest
Death
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