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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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BP Cherry Point spokesperson Bill Kidd said the refinery used wireless devices to monitor the dead-leg pipe that eventually ruptured.
This makes possible a flush face fit with the pump's interior contour, allowing the diaphragm to be swept continuously with product during operation to achieve a true zero dead-leg casing drain.
Complications from a dead-leg saw former Spurs and Germany star Christian Ziege undergo an operation to avoid amputation back in 2002.
Moseley have a few forward problems going into the match with powerhouse flanker Neil Mason suffering with a dead-leg and prop Ben Buxton is unwell.
Bent said: 'I got a dead-leg in training from Matt Holland and I had it strapped all night and in ice but there was no way I was going to miss my first Premiership game for Charlton.
Top scorer Paul Barnes has a dead-leg, Sam McMahon (knee), and both Adam Willis and Neil Cartwright are struggling with groin problems.