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- n. A perfectly flat sea with no waves
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. no wind at all.
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The air still had a bite to it, but it was dead calm and slowly becoming more seasonable as the sun rose higher.
At the same time as he was conjuring up the Avenue de Châtillon household in this way, Maigret took several telephone calls, saw a tradeswoman who had come to complain about a case of shop-lifting and sent her to see her local inspector, and went for a prowl round the inspectors’ room where a dead calm still reigned.
The wind had fallen to a dead calm toward morning, and the Elsinore, her several spread sails booming and slatting, rolled more miserably than ever.