dead leaf

standing leaf

An inactive leaf of a door, bolted in a closed position.
References in classic literature ?
For when the dead-leaf butterfly is in danger, it clings to the side of a twig, and what it says to its foe is practically this: "I am not a butterfly, I am a dead leaf, and can be of no use to thee.
But wait, the worst is that on the next day, when I wanted to take the crown to buy tripe, I found a dead leaf in its place.
A bailiff banded the dead leaf to the crocodile, who made a doleful shake of the head, and passed it on to the president, who gave it to the procurator of the king in the ecclesiastical court, and thus it made the circuit of the hail.
Look," he said, "at that dead leaf which the air is wafting over the grass.
Leonard Upjohn blew in two or three times a week, and there was something of the dead leaf in his appearance which made the word exactly descriptive of the manner of his appearance.
The dead leaf has some nutrients but will slowly rot down to create an excellent growing medium.
The northern Darwin frog--named after Charles Darwin, who discovered it in Chile in 1834--is known for making itself look like a dead leaf in the face of predators.
Cut back the tops to only about three inches and clean off dead leaf debris.
Plain in the sniperscope little more than flesh less than completely skeletal a silhouette defiantly heads across no man's land when a missile less than an inch blows a hole in his chest and like a dead leaf he crumbles in a spiral.
Dead Leaf, Paper Kite, Blue Striped Crow and Great Egg Fly are all types of what?
But is Glaukos merely saying that death is natural, or is he saying that human existence, even the existence of heroes, has no more meaning in the scheme of things than a dead leaf falling from a tree?
Youngsters can find out more about the Indian leaf and dead leaf mantis butterflies during talks taking place at the farm this week.