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dead end

1. A length of pipe leading from a soil, waste, or vent pipe, building drain, or building sewer, which is terminated by a plug, cap, or other closed fitting; there is no circulation in this length of pipe, and no waste from a plumbing fixture is fed into it.
2. The point of fastening in a running rope system where the other end is fastened to a rope drum.
3. In concrete work, the end opposite that to which a load is applied.
4. A portion of a corridor in which the travel to an exit is in one direction only.
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Bush looked like he had been shot, or maybe he was just having a charley horse in his brain.
Then Charley Horse comes along and demands a lot of attention.
The latter operates 15 theme restaurants in Illinois and Indiana, including eateries such as The Charley Horse in Chicago and the Gold Rush and Jeremiah Sweeney's in Bloomington.
Taylor Doherty's broken hand has cost him 12 games, Eriah Hayes missed five games with a charley horse, but returned to action on Saturday night.
No, it's like a charley horse, a spasm, in your face.
Our fitness expert Kay Mikesky explains that a charley horse refers to a muscle cramp or spasm in the lower leg.
you have calf pain when walking (feels like a charley horse, but