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Yet the power (so defined as horse-power) required to raise a deadweight of 20 lbs.

Blindly, I felt for the buttons on my dress, and buttoning I sank back in sleep again—the deadweight sleep of utter exhaustion.

It was the sudden release of both the keel and deadweight of the projectile that had caused R19 to shoot up to the surface.

The remainder were freighters, averaging about 5,000 deadweight tons each.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "weight of an inert body," from dead (adj.) + weight (n.).

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