dead arm
 n.— «Smith started Sunday against his former club, the Athletics, but left after 1 2/3 innings (three hits, five runs, three earned runs, two walks) and said after the contest he has been suffering from shoulder inflammation, commonly known as “dead arm.” He felt it after his last start, Tuesday against the Cubs, and couldn’t get it healed in time for Sunday.» —“Lefty Smith leaves due to ‘dead arm’” by Thomas Harding MLB.com Mar. 29, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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