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A Dead Certainty

A
Dead
Certainty
is an acrostic for adc.

Film

"A Dead Certainty" is a 1920 British silent sports drama film directed by George Dewhurst and starring Gregory Scott, Poppy Wyndham and Cameron Carr. It was based on a novel by Nathaniel Gould. A jockey comes under pressure from his girlfriend's relations to fix a horse race.

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Google previewA New English-Hindustani Dictionary (1883)

With Illustrations from English Literature and Colloquial English, Tr. Into Hindustani by S. W. Fallon

A dead certainty. Be-chuk nithehai. [nithanah ...

Google previewBloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms (2009)

by Gordon Jarvie

It later came to mean a firm grip, and then 'a dead certainty'. CIRCUMFERENTIALLY. circumferentially challenged fat. It's a special shop for the circumferentially challenged. A humorous euphemism, but see also challenged. Also 'horizontally ...

Google previewA Supplement to the Imperial Dictionary, English, Technological, and Scientific (1855)

An Extensive Collection of Words, Terms, and Phrases ... Together with Numerous Obsolete, Obsolescent, and Scottish Words ... Not Included in Previous English Dictionaries by John Ogilvie

Perfect or complete ; as, a dead level ; a dead certainty ; so, also, a dead shot, that is, a perfect or unerring marksman. — Dead letter, a letter remaining in the post-office uncalled for. — Dead-alive, or dead and alii:e, dull; inactive; moping.

Google previewThe imperial dictionary, English, technological, and scientific (1856)

adapted to the present state of literature, science, and art, on the basis of Webster's dictionary, with the addition of many thousand words and phrases from the other standard dictionaries and encyclopedias, and from numerous other sources ... by Noah Webster

Perfect or complete; as, a dead level ; a dead certainty ; so, also, a dead shot, that is, a perfect or unerring marksman. — Dead letter, a letter remaining in the post- office uncalled for. — Dead-alive, or dead and alive, dull; inactive; moping.

Google previewThe International Encyclopaedic Dictionary ... (1901)

Certain or unerring as death; as, A dead shot, a dead certainty. ( Colloquial.) - (18). No longer in use, unspoken, disused; as, A dead language. II.

Google previewLloyd's Encyclopædic dictionary (1895)

Certain or unerring as death; as, A dead shot, a dead certainty. (Colloquial.) (18) No longer in use, unspoken, disused; as, A dead language. IL. Technically: 1. Mech., Building, die.: 1) Lustreless ...

Google previewThe Modern World Dictionary of the English Language ... (1906)

To which is Added a Compendium of Historical, Biographical, Geographical, Scientific, Religious, and Sociological Names, and a Complete Summary of Human Achievement in the Nineteenth & Twentieth Centuries ...

Certain or unerring as death; as, A dead shot, a dead certainty. (Colloquial.) ...

Google previewThe Encyclop Dic Dictionary (1901)

A New, and Original Work of Reference to All the Words in the English Language with a Full Account of Their Origin, Meaning, Pronounciation, and Use by Robert Hunter

Certain or unerring as death; as, A dead shot, a dead certainty. (Colloquial.) (18) No longer in use, unspoken, disused; as, A dead language. II. Technically: 1. Mech., Building, &c.: 1) Lustreless (as of some kinds of unpolished or unburnished ...

Google previewUniversal dictionary of the English language (1898)

a new and original work presenting ... every word in the English language ... and an exhaustive encyclopaedia of all the arts and sciences by Robert Hunter, Charles Morris

Certain or unerring as death ; as, A dead shot, a dead certainty.

Google previewLloyd's Encyclopaedic Dictionary (1896)

A New and Original Work of Reference to the Words in the English Language

death ; as, A dead shot, a dead certainty. (CoUoquiaL) (18) No longer in use, unspoken, disused; as, A dead language. II, Technically: 1. Mech., Building, etc ; ( l ) Lustreless (as of some kinds of тя> polished or unburnished metallic surface*).

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