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dead wood

[′ded ‚wu̇d]
(petroleum engineering)
The ladders, braces, piping, and other internal fixtures in an oil storage tank which reduce the oil capacity of the tank.
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Good bosses recognise the occa- sional need for well-intentioned so- cial hypocrisy; so having had those deeply uncomfortable conversa- tions with the dead wood, you should give them a modest leaving party at which you pay them selective but truthful compliments.
Unfortunately, data with respect to Collembola and their dead wood dependence is very sparse, fragmented and notably incomplete.
Fungal diseases are actually part of healthy woodlands and many of our most-threatened woodland species are those that depend on the rot and dead wood they cause.
Fruits form on old wood and around the base of last year''s growth, so prune back the previous year''s growth to two buds, cutting out dead wood and any crossing branches and cut back by a half any new growth shooting from the main branches.
The fifth GBP10,000 Dundee International Book Prize, awarded for a novel unpublished in book form, has been awarded to Chris Longmuir for her debut novel Dead Wood.
There was so much dead wood they were able to make a large serpentine structure as well as smaller groupings.
It's a celebration we should be having because the dead wood is going away.
Even the taking of dead wood (the right of estovers) is detrimental to the woodland environment as decaying timber has high biodiversity value and is part of the woodland cycle.
Another beneficial effect of the 1964 defeat was that it cleared a lot of dead wood out of the Republican Party.
The good news is that the November elections are approaching, and if the public is aroused, much of this professional dead wood can be replaced with patriots who will defend our borders and our country!
Nor is it an excuse for failing to weed out the dead wood, collapse the structure, or--Dear God!--fix the corporate structure that keeps running the ship aground.
Most people, of course, would choose the bigger one because it could offer a wealth of more's": more shade, more fruit or nuts, more dead wood for firewood, more shelter, more solace, more inspiration, or simply a higher vantage point.