Dead-work

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Dead-work work, itself unprofitable, which is necessary as a preliminary, as the opening of a mine
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Quotations

  • Robert Wilson
    Robert Wilson
    “The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you.”
  • St. John Chrysosatom
    St. John Chrysosatom
    “Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead.”
  • King Jr. Martin Luther
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    “Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deád; Goth. dauths, Ger. todt, from root of die.

Usage

In literature:

With the joy of accomplishment dead within her, she drove herself to her work without enthusiasm.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
Allow the smoke to do its deadly work during the night.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
Morning had but fairly dawned when speedy preparations were made by the savages for their deadly work.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Some deadly draught, some enemy of life, Boils in my bowels, and works out my soul.
"The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)" by John Dryden
I arrived safely in Guadalupe y Calvo, a once flourishing place, but now quite dead, since the mines have ceased to be worked.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
It was extremely hard to me, this working my way through the dead and fragmentary teaching of an elementary grammar.
"Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel" by Friedrich Froebel
And here is a work on what you perhaps thought to be a dead science, Astrology.
"The Profits of Religion, Fifth Edition" by Upton Sinclair
A work reuiuing the dead memorie of the Royal Progenie, the Nobilitie, Gentrie, and Communaltie of these his Maiesties Dominions.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
You are working too hard and your horses will be dead.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
With a very troublesome apparatus, applicable only to a dead level, four men could do the work of two horses.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Several bodies of the dead workmen, and the wounded who could not escape from the burning works were consumed.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
You have all heard the story of the great chemist who was at work in his laboratory when word was brought him that his wife was dead.
"Craftsmanship in Teaching" by William Chandler Bagley
You can write his epitaph, Leslie, if your humorous vein is working, for the man is politically dead.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Dead-falls of large size will be found to work successfully, baiting with the body of some small animal, such as a rat or squirrel.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm.
"Many Thoughts of Many Minds" by Various
I have seen Him work miracles, even raising the dead.
"A Life of St. John for the Young" by George Ludington Weed
We still possess accounts of the working of these oracles of the dead, especially of the one connected with the Lake of Avernus, near Naples.
"Greek and Roman Ghost Stories" by Lacy Collison-Morley
Then he saw the temples in which the Saints were doing a saving work both for the living and the dead.
"Added Upon" by Nephi Anderson
For many days the yellow fever did its deadly work among them, and only slowly abated.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
Not a week passed but some settler working on the outskirts of Three Rivers was set upon and left dead in his fields by marauding Iroquois.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
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In poetry:

Who works it ? No dead relic sweet
Of her, my living saint,
Perfect beyond the skill of thought
Or fancy's power to paint.
"The Yellow Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
He saw the Gentiles dead in sin,
And felt his pity work within
His mercies ever shall endure,
When death and sin shall reign no more.
"Psalm 136 Abridged" by Isaac Watts
"Young Trade is dead,
And swart Work sullen sits in the hillside fern
And folds his arms that find no bread to earn,
And bows his head.
"Tyranny." by Sidney Lanier
That night a fierce and haggard man
From Leawood Hall was seen to run;—
But ere the fearful race began
The rifle's deadly work was done.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
To works, but not to working dead;
From sin, but not from sinning freed,
I clear myself from no offence,
Yet wash mine hands in innocence.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Oh, ever open dens of death!
Where life-devouring snakes are lurking,
Whose deadly bite and poisonous breath
Inflame the curse for ever working.
"The Black Snakes" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Gunmen shot dead a Saudi diplomat and his Yemeni bodyguard in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Wednesday in an attack a local security source said appeared to be the work of al Qaeda.
Anne Arundel County fire investigators are working to determine what started a fire that left one person dead and forced a teenage boy to jump out of a window to safety.
Ray Emory discusses his work pushing to change grave markers for unknown Pearl Harbor dead and identifying the remains of unknowns at his home in Honolulu.
Rather than run yet another picture of me holding a gun or dead thing in this space, today we have Field & Stream's Kristyn Brady modeling a Carhartt Women's Work-Dry Base Layer Quarter Zip Shirt and a live trout.
New Orleans Police department personnel work a crime scene in the 3300 block of Audubon Court at which two young children were found dead in a second floor apartment.
Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries .
It's one of the more peculiar partnerships in recent memory: OutKast rapper Big Boi working with Modest Mouse on the Seattle-bred rock band's first studio album since 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank.
Investigators said co-workers of Walter Davis found him dead in his home Thursday after he didn't show up for work.
POLICE WORKING TO ID BODY The Coos County Sheriff's office is asking for the public's help in identifying a man found dead.
Thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes without working smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.
As a columnist (which is fancy for "journalist in jammies"), I ought to personify the conventional wisdom that distance is dead: All I need to get my work done is a place to perch and a Wi-Fi signal.
A 71-year-old Blaine woman was found dead late Friday after a Brooklyn Park man notified police that he had hit something, "possibly a person," while driving to work in Coon Rapids.
An unidentified man found Guas and Cabrera dead of apparent gunshot wounds but police said they were working to determine a motive.
Oklahoma City students learned about the significance of the holiday, Day of the Dead,and created works of art that are now on display at various places throughout the city.
Wan is also known for his work writing and directing the first 'Saw' film and the dummy-horror flick 'Dead Silence.
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In science:

The same cancellation argument works also for restartable clock because the dead time is always measured in exactly the same way and produces always the same number of counts in the counter.
Quantum random number generator
However the cancelation does not work for the non-restartable clock and indeed in that case (as we have checked by simulation) a non-zero dead time introduces additional correlation.
Quantum random number generator
One area that requires more work is the viscous evolution of an MRI-turbulent disk with a dead zone, where α varies with radius.
Ice Lines, Planetesimal Composition and Solid Surface Density in the Solar Nebula
In other words, there are “evolutionary dead ends”, so that gradual optimization may not work. (This problem can be partially overcome by the application of evolutionary mechanisms [120]).
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
Crucially, in our work we use a greedy algorithm and at each step discard all routes that are not the best, so the path can arrive at a dead end where no neighbour is closer to the final destination.
Searching for Nodes in Random Graphs
Regardless of the technology used, there seemed to exist a strong consensus around reclaiming ‘publishing’ from the peer reviewed paper, in favor of exposing the full output of scientific work, including code, data, workflows and even dead ends.
Unproceedings of the Fourth .Astronomy Conference (.Astronomy 4), Heidelberg, Germany, July 9-11 2012
There is work to connect parton showers with the leading order matrix elements for many-body final states without double-counting or dead regions of phase space – very useful with the new generation of automatic matrix element calculators (see below).
Summary and Highlights of the 14th Topical Conference on Hadron Collider Physics (HCP2002)
In conclusion, the present work opens the gate of a path that will possibly lead to an entirely new formulation and understanding of physics but this path is very likely to have many hurdles to jump and several dead ends to avoid.
Can physics laws be derived from monogenic functions?
The effect of these dead or not properly working channels on the physics performance is expected to be negligible because of the high granularity in wires, strips and layers.
The BABAR Muon System Upgrade
The chip is clocked with 10 MHz and the clock pulse is distributed to the front-end, the pipelines and the serial data transmission circuitry. The chip works both in triggered and in triggerless mode, with no dead time up to event rates of several kHz.
CALICE Report to the Calorimeter R&D Review Panel
We believe the dead sensor diagnosis problem is new, but there is considerable previous work on device fault diagnosis for the case in which devices can test each other and label the other device as “good” or “faulty,” if the group controller can dictate the network’s topology.
Improved Adaptive Group Testing Algorithms with Applications to Multiple Access Channels and Dead Sensor Diagnosis
This paper introduces a novel linear instability which occurs on short length-scales and which could be at work within the dead-zones of protostellar disks.
Resistive double-diffusive instability in the dead-zones of protostellar disks
Unfortunately I let the dead-line pass, and now I would want to fully work out the connection with Q-LAN developed by Mada Guta and Jonas Kahn in recent papers and in Jonas Kahn’s Leiden PhD thesis. †URL: www.math.leidenuniv.nl/∼gill.
Conciliation of Bayes and Pointwise Quantum State Estimation: Asymptotic information bounds in quantum statistics
In this work, we apply recent results for the observability of systems which are linear to unmeasured state components in in order to design hybrid dead-beat reduced-order observers for system (1.1).
Reduced Order Dead-Beat Observers for a Bioreactor
The detector was fully working, with a negligible amount of dead channels in all subsystems, and the overall DAQ efficiency was 90%.
Recent LHCb Results
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