1. A lock which is not self-latching, but requires a key to throw the bolt forward.
2. A counteraction of things, which produces an entire stoppage; a complete obstruction of action.
Things are at a deadlock.London Times.
The Board is much more likely to be at a deadlock of two to two.The Century.
1. Capable of causing death; mortal; fatal; destructive; certain or likely to cause death; as, a deadly blow or
2. Aiming or willing to destroy; implacable; desperately hostile; flagitious; as, deadly enemies.
Thy assailant is quick, skillful, and deadly.Shak.
3. Subject to death; mortal. [Obs.]
The image of a deadly man.Wyclif Deadly nightshade (Bot.), a poisonous plant; belladonna. See under Nightshade.
1. In a manner resembling, or as if produced by, death. "Deadly pale." Shak.
2. In a manner to occasion death; mortally.
The groanings of a deadly wounded man.Ezek. xxx. 24.
3. In an implacable manner; destructively.
4. Extremely. [Obs.] "Deadly weary." Orrery. "So deadly cunning a man." Arbuthnot.
(Dead"ness), n. The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as,
the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness
of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like.
(Dead"-pay`) n. Pay drawn for soldiers, or others, really dead, whose names are kept on the
O you commanders,Massinger.
That, like me, have no dead-pays.
(Dead"-reck`on*ing) n. (Naut.) See under Dead, a.
(Deads) n. pl. (Mining) The substances which inclose the ore on every side.
Dead-stroke hammer (Mach.), a power hammer having a spring interposed between the driving mechanism
and the hammer head, or helve, to lessen the recoil of the hammer and reduce the shock upon the
(Dead"-stroke`) a. (Mech.) Making a stroke without recoil; deadbeat.
1. (Naut.) A mass of timbers built into the bow and stern of a vessel to give solidity.
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