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:
Known as Irish Immy, Ali admitted he had driven Cregan to a safe house in Leeds after Cregan carried out the savage gun-and-grenade murder of a gangland rival, David Short, having shot dead Short's son Mark in a pub months earlier.
As every NHS worker knows, the service is dead short of the readies, with economies having to be made across the board.
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. This is especially true when there are large plane areas on adjacent layers.
A direct connection would, of course, result in a dead short. Lesser contacts, called shorts or leaks, drain energy from the fence, making a plug-in system less effective and drawing down a battery-operated system more rapidly.
"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.
"He's mega-wealthy, which is kind of appealing, but he's dead short. And he's got the brightest white teeth I have ever seen.