deathy

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deathy (comparative more deathy, superlative most deathy)

  1. (obsolete) Relating to death.
    • 1829, Robert Southey, A Tale of Paraguay, Canto IV, XXXVIII, The Poetical Works of Robert Southey, page 569,
      The sunny hue that tinged her cheek was gone, / A deathy paleness settled in its stead;
    • 1836, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, The Clockmaker: Or, The Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slickville, First Series, 1840, page 83,
      The deathy stillness of a town, and the barred windows, and shut shops, and empty streets, and great long lines of big brick buildins,[sic] look melancholy.
    • 1837, Mr. Proctor, Case of a Cow Destroyed by Three Pints of Vinegar, The Farmer's Magazine, Volume 6: January—June, page 12,
      Ears and extremities deathy cold throughout; appetite gone.
  2. Common misspelling of deathly.