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deadhead

[′ded‚hed]
(metallurgy)
The portion of a casting that fills up the ingate.
(mining engineering)
To begin a new cut without excavating the material from the preceding cut.
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TIME-SAVING TIP Use a garden vacuum to clear up after trimming and deadheading, especially on plants which can be deadheaded in one go using shears, such as lavender.
LATE flowering roses shouldalso be deadheaded, unless of course they are roses grown for their ornamental hips.
Flowers and bushes can be kept deadheaded and neat.