1. dead hand of the past the oppressive influence of past events or decisions
  2. demand deposit a bank deposit from which withdrawals can be made without notice
  3. dead-end street a street with only one way in or out
  4. shorthand typist someone skilled in the transcription of speech
  5. Saint Andrew the Apostle disciple of Jesus
  6. stand fast refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
  7. Tarzan of the Apes a man raised by apes who was the hero of a series of novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  8. theater of the absurd plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless
  9. tarred-and-feathered smeared with tar and covered with feathers as a punishment
  10. certificate of deposit a debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest
  11. state-of-the-art the highest level of development at a particular time
  12. state of the art the highest degree of development of an art or technique at a particular time
  13. date-nut bread bread containing chopped dates and nuts
  14. fore-and-aft topsail a triangular fore-and-aft sail with its foot along the gaff and its luff on the topmast
  15. hard-and-fast (of rules) stringently enforced
  16. friend of the court an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involving matters of wide public interest
  17. end of the world an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
  18. tar-and-feather smear the body of with tar and feathers
  19. dead on target accurately placed or thrown
  20. demand feeding feeding a baby or animal whenever it shows a need

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