deadwood deadwood  /ˈdɛd ˌwʊd/


  1. (n) a branch or a part of a tree that is dead
  2. (n) someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded


  1. The new CEO promised to weed out the deadwood and bring in energetic and responsive workers.
  2. In the guise of shedding deadwood the Company cynically retrenched loyal and genuine workers.


  1. ‘A match made in heaven’

    DEADWOOD — When Terry Hart’s kidneys failed four years ago, only time would tell who could save his life.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Black Hills Pioneer

  2. Cowboy Fast Draw Competition a blast from the past

    DEADWOOD — Back in the day, Wild Bill would likely have been first in line to sign up for this firearm rivalry and sure to do a bang-up job. Fact is, the annual Cowboy Fast Draw Competition held durin
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Black Hills Pioneer

  3. Deadwood Studios Kickstarter Ends Next Week

    The Deadwood Studios USA Kickstarter campaign wraps up next week and James Ernest has an offer for his backers to help him meet his stretch goals.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Wired News

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furtive furtive
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