from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ship-building, the greatest transverse section of a ship. Also called midship bend.


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  • The sprinters who survived the mountains will be set free once again in stage 18, a dead-flat affair from Salies-de-Béarn to Bordeaux.

    Schleck wins on the foggy Tourmalet, but can’t drop Contador

  • March 26, 2010 at 4:17 pm i love this post….it broke my heart in a big way a few years ago when i was moving house and i was kinda dead-flat broke and i had to sell 99% of my book collection……the memories and the wonderful aroma of well-loved books…..

    The Smell of the Weird: Sniffing Books

  • In the general vicinity of present-day Amarillo, the dead-flat Llano Estacado gave way to the rocky buttes and muscular upheavals of the caprock, where the elevation fell as much as a thousand feet.


  • The Llano Estacado, located within Comancheria, was a dead-flat tableland larger than New England and rising, in its highest elevations, to more than five thousand feet.


  • Quanah and his party headed westward across the rolling plains, climbed the caprock, and crossed the dead-flat grasslands of the high plains under the scorching summer sun.


  • In situations where depth perception is difficult, such as when approaching elevated greens or on dead-flat terrain, this can pose problems that color-coded flags (red for a hole location in the front of the green, blue for holes in the back) only partly remedy.

    Keeping Your Distance

  • Over the final few dead-flat and fast miles along the Madeleine River, the four riders began to trade attacks.

    Tour de France Rookie Nearly Steals a Stage

  • In fact, as far as scenery goes I prefer a farmed landscape to conventionally beautiful mountain or forest -- albeit a moderately hilly one is preferable to dead-flat, and one with vineyards and orchards to one that's all grainfield.

    Kansas. Nebraska.

  • She says this in a dead-flat monotone with absolutely no conviction.

    "Have a Blessed Day"

  • _It was a ruddy disc, perfectly circular, just a slice of it protruding over the dead-flat horizon.

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection


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