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Deadliness   /dˈɛdlinəs/   Listen

The quality of being deadly.  Synonym: lethality.

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"Deadliness" Quotes from Famous Books

... sureness, and a note of enthusiasm rang oddly in his voice. On the margins he sketched illustrations of the Gatling, the Maxim, and the Hotchkiss and other guns, and demonstrated the superior delicate deadliness of his own. It could fire more rounds per minute than any other piece of artillery known to man. It could feed itself automatically from a magazine. The new sighting apparatus made it as accurate as a match rifle. Its power of massacre ...
— Septimus • William J. Locke

... the bait. Meat for killing Beasts should be set after nightfall; else the crows and other birds will be sure to find it out, and eat it up before the beasts have time to discover it. It would be unsafe to eat an animal killed with strychnine, on account of the deadliness ...
— The Art of Travel - Shifts and Contrivances Available in Wild Countries • Francis Galton

... have at least in idea of their deadliness when they're allowed to multiply. You must have heard how they literally eat up houses and the furnishings within, how they consume telegraph poles, railroad ties, anything wooden within reach. The termite is a ghastly menace. When they move in—men eventually move out! And their appearance ...
— The Raid on the Termites • Paul Ernst

Words linked to "Deadliness" :   unwholesomeness, deadly, morbidity, morbidness, fatality

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