Dead line

(Mil.) a line drawn within or around a military prison, to cross which involves for a prisoner the penalty of being instantly shot.

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But then I should assert the spirit which dominated me, I should resist arrest, and insist upon bringing my ship back across the dead line, remaining at my post until we had reached New York.
The fate of the relinquished provinces which lay beyond the dead lines we could only speculate upon.
Then it was that I outlined to him my purpose to defy the regulation that had raised the dead lines, and to take my ship back to New York myself.
At least, they should not be able to charge me with a willful violation of the dead lines regulation.
I--" But he got no further; instead he turned and fled as Tarzan of the Apes crossed the magical dead line and still lived.
IG police requested the court to extend dead line from one week but chief justice rejected it stating IG should know on finger tips that how many persons have been killed by the force.
Stern action will be taken against them (contactors) if they fail to meet the given dead line regarding completion of sports projects ', he said while presiding over a meeting of the contractors of Lahore Division at National Hockey Stadium here on Thursday.
dead line for question will be on may 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm mst.
BUNER -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf district parliamentary leader Afsar Khan in a press conference at press club in Daggar on Tuesday while accusing the AC Totali of misuse of power, demanded his removal and initiating inquiry and also demanded provision of staff for civil hospital Totali within ten days dead line in case threatened of tendering joint resignations of five members district council, five members tehsil council and sixteen villages council chairman as protest and to mobilize masses on roads and made it clear the district administration will be held responsible for the consequences.
The dead line for receiving projects is 15 September 2016.
During the hearing the lawyer of PTI Usman Dar informed the court that NADRA did not submit the report despite the dead line of its submission.
I call it dead line, because it hasn't been off the spool in some time if I have been making mainly average distance casts.