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Black Death a deadly plague, probably bubonic, that was widespread in Europe in the mid-fourteenth century, characterized by dark splotches on the skin.
crib death sudden infant death syndrome, the unexpected death of a seemingly healthy infant, usu. occurring within the first year of life, and usu. occurring in the infant's sleep.
death bell a bell sounded to announce a death.
death camas any of various North American plants of the lily family that bear white or greenish flowers and have roots that are poisonous, esp. to sheep.
death chamber the room in which someone has died, is dying, or is to be put to death.
death cup a poisonous mushroom with white gills and a bulbous cup surrounding the base of the stalk.
death house a prison building where prisoners awaiting execution are housed, and where execution takes place.
death knell the sounding of a death bell. [2 definitions]
death mask a cast of a corpse's face.
death penalty a sentence of death as punishment for a crime; capital punishment.
death rate the number of deaths per unit of time for a given area or group.
death rattle a gurgling or rattling sound that sometimes issues from a dying person who can no longer cough up mucus in the throat; rale.
death row a part of a prison where prisoners awaiting execution are housed.
death squad a group, such as a firing squad or hired assassins, that carries out executions, esp. political ones.
death tax see inheritance tax.
death warrant an official authorization to carry out execution of a death sentence. [2 definitions]
death wish a usu. unconscious desire for one's own or another's death.
kiss of death any action or statement that causes an irrevocable end to something.
living death a completely miserable and joyless life.
sudden death a type of overtime period in various sports, such as hockey and football, following a tie score at the end of the regulation playing time, in which the first team to score wins the game; sudden-death overtime.