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Deadwood

Anything that significantly reduces efficiency in an economy, company, or other organization. For example, if a company hires more employees than it needs so that there is not enough work for them all to do, then the extra employees are deadwood because they cost without adding value. Some social projects may encourage deadwood: for example, a government may deliberately hire too many postal workers to keep down unemployment figures even though the extra personnel may actually reduce the efficiency of the post office. See also: Dead weight loss, Featherbedding.
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Deadwood is an unincorporated area of Lane County in the Coast Range, accessible by Highway 36.
Had Deadwood Dick been captured and was this a German patrol coming towards me?
DeArment, the author of books on law and order in the American West, tells of the experiences of road agents who wreaked havoc on the roadways of Deadwood in the Dakota Territory in the 1870s, and the shotgun messengers who tried to protect stagecoach passengers and their cargo.
In The Adventurous Deeds of Deadwood Jones (Front Street 978-1-59078-637-6) Helen Hemphill combines conventions of Southern and Western literature reflecting a firm foundation of historical research.
21) The history of Deadwood begins with the discovery of gold in 1874 by the Custer Expedition to the Black Hills.
THE age-old right dating back to the Magna Carta in 1215 to collect deadwood from forests has been axed - due to health and safety laws.
The companies said new HBO programmes on iTunes include The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Deadwood and Rome, along with Flight of the Conchords and The Wire.
Students at Lead-Deadwood Elementary in Deadwood, South Dakota are living in their very own storybook creation at least during school hours.
He also declares, according to the transcript: "I don't want this to reflect on anyone specifically, but there was a fair amount of deadwood in that newsroom.
With David Milch's western-cum-historical drama Deadwood having finished its third and final season in August, it's time to tip our beat-up, flea-bitten hat (no 10-gallon Stetsons here) to what may well be the greatest show on television.