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.
After expiry of dead line given to the former occupants / concerned persons regarding removal of demolished structures / building material laying on the right of Kashmir Highway G-12, CDA launched an operation for demolishing and removing leftover structures from the area.
After expiry of dead line given to the former occupants/concerned persons regarding removal of demolished structures/building material laying on the right of Kashmir Highway G-12, CDA launched an operation for demolishing and removing leftover structures from the area.
FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi says no extension will be given in the scheme after today's dead line.
Similarly, out of the total 1,152 complaints skipped the dead line which is 24 per cent.
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.
The maimed & dead line the walk to the toilet, to the bathroom
dead line for question will be on may 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm mst.Mandatory pre-bid was held last.