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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.

    Maigret has Scruples

  • 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.



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