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adjective as in nonessential

noun as in fifth wheel

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Example Sentences

One juniper in particular, by the artist Naoki Maeoka, still gives me chills with its wild ribbons of deadwood and manicured clouds of foliage.

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I thought for a minute that I had put on my Deadwood DVD by mistake.

In 2004, I was in grad school, and Deadwood, The Wire, and The Sopranos were all on HBO.

For the time being, the girls are living with friends in Deadwood, South Dakota.

Milch, who wrote such superb shows as NYPD Blue and Deadwood and also penned Luck, is a disgrace as well.

Ferguson later quipped, "Better plywood leadership than deadwood leadership!"

Mollett's theory is that it is better to cut away every inch of deadwood which is not absolutely necessary for preventing leeway.

Three hours later Billy and the sobered tenderfoot pulled into Deadwood.

For the moment Napoleon's little neighbor was troubled by no sense of duty; the only question was how to reach Deadwood.

Several months before, it had been the custom to send a “treasure-coach” twice a week from Deadwood to Sidney, Nebraska.

We had a premonition that Elise wouldn't want the deadwood of Jimmie's former Division.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deadwood, such as: unnecessary, inessential, peripheral, petty, dispensable, and excess baggage.

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