Dead work | Article about dead work by The Free Dictionary
dead work[¦ded ¦wərk]
Preparatory work which is for future operations and not directly productive.
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What seemed a dead work
was resuscitated when the composer made a so-called revision in 1962-63 that actually entailed an almost complete recomposition of the original.
The Christian's inheritance is obtained by faith, and not by religious, dead works
Despite its flaws, Talking to the Dead works
, even if the urge is to find out more about Griffiths than who the murderer is with the case of suspects never long.