from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a term applied to a flat country.


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  • If an editor was not very careful in mentioning the name of a lady in his paper, there was a prospect of a horsewhipping for him, but now every arrival is chronicled as the "most lovely and accomplished" until all are on a dead level in the social

    Two boys in the Civil War and after,

  • But if the service were conducted with undeviating respect to seniority, the naval and military character would soon be brought down to the dead level of mediocrity.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • Jammed on the brakes and O’Donnell jumped out a yard in front of the Crown Vic and Reacher hit the gas and then the brake again and stopped dead level with the Crown Vic’s driver’s door.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • But the town showed a dead level of mean ugliness and squalor.



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