dead level


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dead level

Said of a roof surface having a declination of less than 2%.
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Soon, however, they had subsided nearly to their former dead level.
Meantime intelligent, with a sort of lofty simplicity, and curious at heart, but not like many women merely of social gossip, she amused her age by attracting within her ken through the power of her great, almost historical, social prestige everything that rose above the dead level of mankind, lawfully or unlawfully, by position, wit, audacity, fortune or misfortune.
And in hot afternoons, they showed a strong disposition to lie on the cool divans in the hotel and smoke and talk about pleasant experiences of a month or so gone by--for even thus early do episodes of travel which were sometimes annoying, sometimes exasperating and full as often of no consequence at all when they transpired, begin to rise above the dead level of monotonous reminiscences and become shapely landmarks in one's memory.
In short, Pierre Bon-Bon not only saw plainly that his Majesty had no eyes whatsoever, but could discover no indications of their having existed at any previous period - for the space where eyes should naturally have been was, I am constrained to say, simply a dead level of flesh.
Down there they talk of the heavenly King - and that is right - but then they go right on speaking as if this was a republic and everybody was on a dead level with everybody else, and privileged to fling his arms around anybody he comes across, and be hail-fellow-well-met with all the elect, from the highest down.
00 feet higher than its dead level of 1,040 feet whereas the inflow and outflow of water was recorded as 7,100 cusecs and 8,300 cusecs respectively.
LAHORE -- Wheat and other Rabi crops are set to suffer from the water shortage blow in Punjab as Mangla Dam has reached its dead level.
The wheat crop needs watering twice during the next fortnight but the reservoir, the major source of irrigation for the province, has reached its dead level, a senior irrigation official told here on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD -- The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) has stopped water releases from Mangla after the reservoir's level reached the dead level.
ISLAMABAD -- The irrigation system has worsened as mangla Dam Thursday reached to its dead level prompting Indus River System Authority (IRSA) to equalise water inflow and outflow from the reservoir.
35 feet above sea level while its dead level is 1,040 feet.
ISLAMABAD -- Major water reservoirs Tarbela and Mangla are likely to reach their dead level by the end of current moth, it is learnt reliably here Sunday.