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n.1.(Naut.) A round, flattish, wooden block, encircled by a rope, or an iron band, and pierced with three holes to receive the lanyard; - used to extend the shrouds and stays, and for other purposes. Called also deadman's eye.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Do you call that a head on your shoulders, or a blessed dead-eye?" cried Long John.
Should you win, the golden tickets be sure to visit 'The Specsavers Test' area at the ground where you can test your aim and find out if you have the dead-eye to run out a batsman.
RWB: Kieran Trippier (England) THE World Cup's premier dead-ball exponent came of age at Russia 2018, his dead-eye delivery so crucial to the success of Southgate's men.
Back then, he was backing down foes in the paint and kicking the ball out to Bong, who is as one of the league's dead-eye shooters of the past decade.
But Edwards, angry 14 penalties were conceded, blasted: "If we give that many away against England, I am pretty sure that the way young Farrell is kicking at the moment - he is pretty dead-eye.
There's also a point-fire system similar to Red Dead Redemption's dead-eye mode: select targets and place shots while the scene pauses, then unleash a hail of rapid, deadly shots.
* YOU'RE A DEAD-EYE When my favorite golden, Duffy (1968-1984), was in his prime (as was I, in fact!) we were invited to hunt ducks on a fairly large farm pond a few miles from home.
Five trap games cost $30, and every shooter is guaranteed a ham whether you're a dead-eye or not.
The nickname "Duddy" evolved from "dead-eye" because of his outstanding shooting ability on the basketball court.
He's dead-eye correcto when he say's they's great to sing along with though, 'cos I found myself singing my fool head off that night, buddy.
They hit just 33-of-85 attempts, in stark contrast to the dead-eye visitors.
The Batang Pier relied on dead-eye shooting late in the game and improved to 3-3 for ninth place while the KaTropa slipped to 4-3 after seeing their streak snapped.