dead short

dead short

[¦ded′shȯrt]
(electricity)
A short-circuit path that has extremely low resistance.
References in classic literature ?
This was confirmed by him saying suddenly with no visible connection and as if it had been forced from him by some agonizing process: "I was a boy once," and then stopping dead short with a smile.
I heard a light sigh, and then my heart stood still, stopped dead short by an exulting and terrible cry, by the cry of inconceivable triumph and of unspeakable pain.
A harsh laugh from Comrade Ossipon cut the tirade dead short in a sudden faltering of the tongue and a bewildered unsteadiness of the apostle's mildly exalted eyes.
In his first astonishment he had stopped dead short, with the consequence that now he felt very much abashed at having betrayed his surprise.
Burns cut his derisive screeching dead short and turned upon them fiercely, yelling:
To a question, he said that LESCO had received and rectified 20091 complaints of consumers during three days of rains (September 5 to 7), besides restoring 1462 dead short feeders of 11KV capacity each during
Flexes have such thin substrates (as thin as 1 mil) that a heavy shield over a wide conductor can be read as a dead short.
My speed was good, I left a couple of putts dead short right in the center of the hole and it really could have been a really low round today.
The device's thermal sensitivity is beneficial since, in some cases, failed power components may not generate a dead short circuit overcurrent condition, but instead may create a resistive short that cannot be opened by a traditional fuse.
He's mega-wealthy, which is kind of appealing, but he's dead short.
I've had so many flyers out of the rough in the last two days and I knew I didn't want to be through the back so I hit a nine iron and what happens, it comes out cleanly and stops dead short of the green.
Liverpool's starting line-up probably explains the improvement in the Reds' results, but even with the efficient German Gerard Houllier's team are dead short at 1-2.