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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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Each point-of-use and any dead legs should be flushed to verify that disinfecting agent is not present.
When biofilm removal is considered with a chemical sanitizing agent, any dead leg ultimately determines the effectiveness of the operation.
Hughes has been ruled out of Sunday's Ulster Championship clash with Antrim after muscle in his right thigh started to turn into bone when he suffered two dead legs in successive weeks.
It took determination to stave off cramps and dead legs, but I give much of the credit to running with a down-to-earth guy like Governor Huckabee.
Bingham hobbled out of Stark's Park in pain from two dead legs and a hip knock after his goals beat Raith Rover 2-1 on Tuesday.
Then he retreated to the film room to further evaluate Shaquille O'Neal's listless play, Bryant's frequent misfires, Devean George's dead legs and Horry's dead shot.