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. With a beating heart, she listened to the footsteps of early passengers, which now began to be frequent along the street.
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.
Water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1412.45 feet, which was 26.45 feet higher than its dead level of 1,386 feet.
According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1,416.67 feet, which was 30.67 feet higher than its dead level of 1,386 feet.
Talking to the The Express Tribune, a Karachi Water and Sewerage Board official said that 276 ft is the dead level of the Hub dam, but the level had now risen to 282 ft.
ISLAMABAD -- After more than a decade Tarbela Dam has touched its dead level in the month of May and making the situation further alarming and it is likely that the shortage of water may reach to 55 percent.
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.
Water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1408.31 feet, which was 22.31 feet higher than its dead level of 1,386 feet.
According to the data released by IRSA, water level in the Indus River at Tarbela Dam was 1,442.50 feet, which was 56.50 feet higher than its dead level of 1,386 feet.