Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a round, laterally flattened wooden block, encircled by a rope or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard, used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes.
- n. In mech., a bearing made in a solid piece, and not split into halves or provided for taking up wear: used mostly in cheap and temporary work.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A round, flattish, wooden block, encircled by a rope, or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard; -- used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes. Called also
- n. (nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud
- n. a dead shot
“She just ruins the trailer for me with her constant hair flip and dead-eye expression ... * sigh* however, Dakota Fanning's acting looks PHENOMENAL.”
“Soccer also has its dead-eye shooters and 6-foot-5 centers who dominate at one level but vanish at the next.”
“Denver Nuggets guard Chauncey Billups says Williams is a dead-eye shooter.”
“The ball itself could arc out, jag in, scuttle under even the most dead-eye dick batsman's bat or knock his ruddy block off.”
“Ray hung out the passenger side, snapped his fingers, gave me his dead-eye smile.”
“Al'Lonzo Coleman was a second-team All-Big South player as a sophomore and Pierre Miller is a dead-eye shooter who can extend a defense.”
“If even BP doesn't know how to stop the flow, how do you expect federal agencies to do anything – ESPECIALLY after they were defanged and declawed by dead-eye dick and energy executives during those secret energy meetings?”
“Kirk Korver, younger brother of NBA player Kyle Korver, has the bloodlines of an dead-eye shooter and could develop into a solid shooter in the next year or so.”
“So I went to your page to see what you could do with a current subject and found your dead-eye shot at Ann Coulter.”
“Yet each time, he has returned and resumed his dead-eye scoring ways.”
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