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deadhead

[′ded‚hed]
(metallurgy)
The portion of a casting that fills up the ingate.
(mining engineering)
To begin a new cut without excavating the material from the preceding cut.
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There was no concert experience quite like a Dead show, as the well chronicled summer excursions of Dead Heads everywhere attested.
This flashback concert is a chance for Dead Heads to relive the experience of one the band's most famous performances," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom.
Snip off dead heads of pansies and trim back any dead stems.
REMOVE dead heads of shrub roses, pruning back to plump, outward-facing buds to encourage a second flowering.
Today, more than 10 years after Jerry Garcia's death, the legions of fans -- called Dead Heads --have only grown larger and stronger.