• WordNet 3.6
    • n deadwood someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded
    • n deadwood a branch or a part of a tree that is dead
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Deadwood (Naut) A mass of timbers built into the bow and stern of a vessel to give solidity.
    • Deadwood Dead trees or branches; useless material.
    • Deadwood People who are unproductive; -- used especially in reference to employees.
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In literature:

There's no sense in lopping off a few branches even of deadwood.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
At Deadwood Camp 4,000 of my compatriots were confined.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen
Spot the deadwood, Colihan!
"The Success Machine" by Henry Slesar
Questions about public lands are often regarded as the driest of historical deadwood.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
I want to get him with the deadwood.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
If ever there was poetry in a "Deadwood Dick," thought Phil, surely it was then.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
I have an aunt in Deadwood, you know!
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Take that, Saul Mangle, fer the trick yer played me in Deadwood!
"Three Young Ranchmen" by Ralph Bonehill
We have seen a photograph of this wolf, which was mounted and now is on display in Deadwood, South Dakota.
"Mammals of Northwestern South Dakota" by Kenneth W. Andersen
Sam died three months afterwards in Deadwood.
"A Yankee from the West" by Opie Read

In poetry:

We would hear the stallions whinny, and then the water splash -
That latter was our signal-through the deadwood with a crash
We were at them-you on joker, I on Harlequin, and Mick
Would be with us, just as eager as his jumper, Elsternwick.
"The Nights at Rocky Bar" by Harry Breaker Morant

In news:

On behalf of all of us on the last trip to Deadwood SD sponsored by Buffalo Data Service I want to say thank you to Coog and Sue Myers.
" Deadwood " fans: It's not quite over.
Deadwood 's Living History.
What is the closest big city to Deadwood .
NOTHING CAN REVIVE ' DEADWOOD ': Genius is in the dialogue.
Two weeks after gaining negative rushing yards and struggling on offense in general, the Custer Wildcats looked like a completely different team in a 45-26 pasting of the Lead-Deadwood Golddiggers last Saturday night.
Do you remember the first time you saw "Deadwood" or "The Sopranos," and you couldn't figure out what the hell you'd just seen — but you knew you wanted more.
The effects of our bad-news economy are starting to kick in, and it's not just the deadwood that's falling.
Meet GoGo — a mega-huge 'Game of Thrones' fan who we've featured in November 2011, February and May She's also into 'Carnivale' and 'Deadwood,' and has a weakness for milk and cookies.
Mann to direct the hourlong pilot from 'Deadwood' scribe.
Milch , who wrote the series pilot, last brought "John From Cincinnati" and "Deadwood" to HBO.
The shell was given to Deadwood in 1912 with the intention that it be placed in Gordon Memorial Park.
He did it last weekend at the Mickelson Trail Half Marathon in Deadwood South Dakota.
The making of the film 'Texas Deadwood'.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — The making of an 8mm western melodrama, "Texas Deadwood," was never considered a classic, even though it was filmed on the Army tank-training grounds of old Camp Bowie, in Brown County.

In science:

NUSEL and Lead will discuss summer parking options. Possibilities include expanded parking on Mill Street, across from the Open Cut Lead visitor center, and various off-site parking arrangements with Lead and Deadwood coupled to shuttle buses.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake