Dead water

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(Naut.) the eddy water closing in under a ship's stern when sailing.

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I shot past the head at a ripping rate, the current was so swift, and then I got into the dead water and landed on the side towards the Illinois shore.
In the dead water, just inside its mouth, lay a tangled mass of tree trunks.
His iron claw made a circle of dead water round him, from which they fled like affrighted fishes.
Ex- treme patience and extreme care would see me through the region of broken land, of faint airs, and of dead water to where I would feel at last my command swing on the great swell and list over to the great breath of regular winds, that would give her the feeling of a large, more intense life.
I am, however, afraid that most of us are fated to flounder for ever in the dead water of a pool whose shores are arid indeed.
In the mid-1930s, he wrote and published his trilogy about Chengdu society during the Qing collapse--Ripples on Dead Water [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Sishui weilan), Before the Tempest [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Baofengyuqian), and The Great Wave.
I know, because I tried it in Australia on a dead water buffalo with multiple arrows.
After passing this process, it is thought that we have pure water with the best quality while this cleans water is dead water.
Cleeves won the inaugural Duncan Lawrie Dagger prestigious award in 2006 for her novel Raven Black from her Shetland series and her new novel Dead Water is the latest in the series.
In the running are: Dead Water, Ann Cleeves Pilgrim Soul, Gordon Ferris How a Gunman Says Goodbye, Malcolm MacKay The Red Road, Denise Mina The Vanishing Point, Val McDermid Standing in Another Man's Grave, Ian Rankin ?
The most conspicuous casualties, one photographer pointed out, were "lots of dead water bottles" strewn across the field.
It lies on my head kind of like a dead water rat without the water.