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deadman

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He who is not impatient is not in love.
Italian Proverb
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English

Etymology

From dead + man.

Noun

Singular
deadman

Plural
deadmen

deadman (deadmen)
  1. (obsolete) A corpse
    There is no deadman to be found at Deadman's Curve.
  2. (construction) A long object, often a timber or log, buried to serve as an anchor for a wall or for stays.
    The building code requires deadmen for retaining walls.

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