My hand went out and I rang down for half-speed, then for dead slow.
"A picnic like ours would be dead slow for that crowd," remarked Phil.
But, pard, it was dead slow, an' so I hired a man to run the works while I hit the old trail again.
He thinks him “dead slow,” of course, and lays it to his foreign birth.
He reduced the engines to dead slow and glided gaily through the strait.
A big collier came athwart the bows of our steamer, and we had to slacken down to dead slow.
We gradually came round to our proper course, and cruised all day submerged at dead slow speed.
The mills of the gods grind slowly but they are not so dead slow as all that.