from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fixed position of a dog in pointing game.
  • noun A determined effort or attempt; a pointed attack: as, to make a dead-set in a game.
  • noun Opposition; resolute antagonism; hostility: as, it was a dead-set between them.
  • noun A concocted scheme to defraud a person in gaming. Grose, Slang Diet.
  • Extremely desirous of, or determined to get or to do, something: generally with on or upon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun hunting The rigid pose a hunting dog assumes when pointing out game to a hunter.
  • noun figuratively By extension, a determined effort.
  • adjective unswervingly dedicated; resolutely determined

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  • adjective fixed in your purpose


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