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dead heat -- as in: race ended in a dead heat
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • The boys huddled themselves together and sought the friendly companionship of the fire, though the dull dead heat of the breathless atmosphere was stifling.

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  • A longer race and Menelaos would have passed, to win decisively, and no dead heat.
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