dead leg

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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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Everton's Kevin Mirallas is |battling a dead leg injury
Unfortunately Brad suffered a dead leg on Monday and he was struggling in the early part of the week," reported the former Giants assistant coach.
Luke Marshall has recovered really well from his dead leg and trained fully this morning.
He picked up a dead leg, which was on the verge of calcifying," said head coach Kevin Maggs.
A knee niggle picked up in pre-season led to his late arrival on the scene, while he suffered the dead leg against Burnley.
Jamie O'Hara was struggling with a dead leg from the previous 3-2 win against Middlesbrough and had to be withdrawn after 57 minutes, while man-of-the-match David Davis carried on despite a groin problem.
He was missing for the defeat of Bristol due to a dead leg after taking a knock in training.
Wales back-row star Toby Faletau will drop to the bench tomorrow evening after picking up a dead leg, with Tom Brown set to start at No 8.
The midfielder was hobbling at times after suffering a dead leg in the first half.
It's like a dead leg, except a dead leg is usually only three or four days.
The Manchester United utility man picked up a thigh injury during the Republic of Ireland's shattering World Cup exit in France last month that Ferguson initially felt was nothing more than a dead leg.