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  • n. Plural form of deadhead.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of deadhead.


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  • He is right; they are for the most part "deadheads" from the neck up.

    Let Them Eat Cake!

  • They were the worst kind of deadheads, thinking they knew everything when really they knew nothing, didn?


  • The conductors on that railroad were all armed with hatchets, and in case of an accident they were instructed to go around and knock every wounded passenger in the head, thus saving the company large amounts of money; and these were reported to the general office as "deadheads," and in railway circles the term has ever since been applied to passengers where no money consideration is involved.

    Modern Eloquence: Vol III, After-Dinner Speeches P-Z

  • According to one, there is to be a _répétition générale_ of several forthcoming plays, which, in plain English, means an anticipatory performance to a private audience, given in order to assist the critics -- or some of them -- in carrying out their duties and fighting the clock, and perhaps also for the purpose of giving seats to some of the swagger "deadheads" who crowd the stalls on a first night.

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

  • July 20th, 2009 12: 51 pm ET these guys are deadheads.

    GOP unveils new health care ad campaign

  • Similarly, at times it seems like life is going on OK in the U.S. despite the zombie plagues – late night hosts joke about “deadheads” and the Internet is still working – but then it seems like every single location is infested with undead and completely unlivable.

    Fantastic Fest – Survival of the Dead « Geek Related

  • Frank deadheads some geraniums, gathering a whole bouquet of lipstick-red faded flowers.

    Nancy Ruhling: Astoria Characters: The Garden Guys

  • She heard the strange, false notes in her own voice, as she stared down at Tom working in the garden, watching deadheads as they fell, one by one, into his sack.


  • Maybe Tesla turns kids into mindless deadheads which I suppose is a pretty blatant oxymoron.

    Chuck Klosterman on Rock

  • The two who were still conscious were on their way to dream town, playing slowly, like mini deadheads.

    The Cool Aunt


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