dead leaf

standing leaf

An inactive leaf of a door, bolted in a closed position.
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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.
She wrapt herself round in a dead leaf, but it was torn in the middle and gave her no warmth; she was trembling with cold.
A trading-boat, with a sail of the softened colour of a dead leaf, then glided into his view, floated by him, and died away.
colors, quartered cross-wise, violet and dead leaf, with a sprinkling of golden
And if he wished to hide a dead leaf, he would make a dead forest.
But the size of the coin was satisfactory to his touch, and his education not being literary, he remained untroubled by the fear of finding it presently turned to a dead leaf in his pocket.
The great panther leaped as a kitten leaps at a dead leaf whirling overhead, struck left and right into the empty air, that sang under the strokes, landed noiselessly, and leaped again and again, while the half purr, half growl gathered head as steam rumbles in a boiler.
There she met a superb wulli-wa, and was blown up spinning like a dead leaf.