from The Century Dictionary.
- Causing or inflicting death; deadly.
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It was well for Mr. Mason that he escaped (what Miss Seward called) "the dead-doing broadside of Dr. Johnson's satire."
It was neither the dead-doing broadside of Dr. Johnson's satire, nor the aurora borealis of Gray ... whose arch yet coy and quiet fastidiousness of taste and feeling, as recorded by Mason, glanced bright and cold through his conversation, while it seemed difficult to define its nature; and while its effects were rather
Dase, crowd to war, Pict, liii. 2co Dxdalus built the temple at Cumne, Dry.xxv. it; z Daggerj dead-doing blade 1 Hom. xli.