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  • 121into of the reckoning — in/into/out of the ˈreckoning idiom (especially BrE) (especially in sport) among/not among those who are likely to win or be successful • Phelan is fit again and could come into the reckoning. Main entry: ↑reckoningidiom …

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  • 122Dead reckoning — Dead Dead (d[e^]d), a. [OE. ded, dead, deed, AS. de[ a]d; akin to OS. d[=o]d, D. dood, G. todt, tot, Icel. dau[eth]r, Sw. & Dan. d[ o]d, Goth. daubs; prop. p. p. of an old verb meaning to die. See {Die}, and cf. {Death}.] 1. Deprived of life;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 123Dead-reckoning — Dead reck on*ing, n. (Naut.) See under {Dead}, a. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 124Day of Reckoning (novel) — Day Of Reckoning is a novel by Jack Higgins, first published in 2000. It is one of a series of books featuring the philosopher/killer Sean Dillon. Plot summary Katherine Johnson, a New York journalist, befriends businessman Jack Fox in order to… …

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  • 125official reckoning — index census Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 126out of one's reckoning — index astray Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 127system of reckoning time — index calendar (record of yearly periods) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 128dead reckoning — n [U] calculating the position of a ship or aircraft without using the sun, moon, or stars …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 129dead reckoning — might be from nautical abbreviation ded. ( deduced ) in log books, but it also fits DEAD (Cf. dead) (adj.) in the sense of unrelieved, absolute …

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  • 130dead-reckoning segment — A segment of an instrument approach procedure where no track guidance is available between the initial approach segment and the intermediate fix. Where an operational advantage can be obtained, an ILS (instrument landing system) procedure may… …

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  • 131Dutch reckoning —    an inflated bill without details    Dutch reckoning, or ALLE MAL. A verbal of lump account, without particulars, as brought in spunging or bawdy houses. (Grose) …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 132(the) day of reckoning — the time when an unpleasant situation has to be dealt with, or the time when you are punished or criticized for the things you have done wrong. Taking out a further loan to cover your debts will only postpone the day of reckoning …

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  • 133day of reckoning — I promise you, the enemy will remember this as their day of reckoning Syn: judgment day, day of retribution, doomsday, D Day …

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  • 134Shire-reckoning —    The count of years according to the Shire hobbits.    The system of reckoning dates unique to the Hobbits of the Shire, based on the founding of that land in III 1601. The Shire hobbits reckoned this as year 1. So, years of the Third Age can… …

    J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • 135bush reckoning — /bʊʃ ˈrɛkənɪŋ/ (say boosh rekuhning) noun Colloquial imprecisely estimated distance or time, usually underestimated or unrealistic: it takes five days to get there, two days by bush reckoning …

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  • 136dead reckoning — ► NOUN ▪ the calculation of one s position, especially at sea, by estimating the direction and distance travelled …

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  • 137dead reckoning — n. the finding of a ship s position by an estimate based on data recorded in the log, as speed and the time spent on a certain course, rather than by more precise means, as astronomical observations or Loran …

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  • 138inclusive reckoning — noun A system of counting in which both the first and the last terms are included (ie Monday–Wednesday is 3 days) • • • Main Entry: ↑include …

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  • 139(a) day of reckoning — a day of ˈreckoning idiom the time when sb will have to deal with the result of sth that they have done wrong, or be punished for sth bad that they have done Main entry: ↑dayidiom …

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  • 140dead reckoning — noun Date: 1613 1. the determination without the aid of celestial observations of the position of a ship or aircraft from the record of the courses sailed or flown, the distance made, and the known or estimated drift 2. guesswork • dead reckon… …

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