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deathwatch

(dĕth′wŏch′)
n.
A vigil kept beside a dying or dead person.
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For more than two and a half years, Microsoft has urged users to give up IE6, going so far in March 2011 to launch a deathwatch website that tracks IE6′s dwindling usage share.
"Rick Perry's already lackluster presidential bid went on a deathwatch after his debate debacle.
It alleges that, from figures compiled from its own "Race Horse Deathwatch" - an online database of equine fatalities on Britain's 60 racecourses - 33 horses have died at Sedgefield since March 2007.
The first film is "Deathwatch," which is set during World War I.
MORGAN, Nicola Deathwatch Walker, 2009 279pp $16.95 pbk ISBN 9781406315035 SCIS 1420249
Her latest novel, Deathwatch, tells of a young girl who becomes the victim of a stalker.
But it was entirely representative of the numerous unexpected and life-affirming experiences that have come from my simple desire to create an easy way to keep my family and my doctor updated about my failing health--I was at the "end stages" of AIDS--and, finally, to unconsciously be saying goodbye as I lived out my own public deathwatch.
THE 2009 Cheltenham Festival marks the second anniversary of the launch of Animal Aid's Race Horse Deathwatch - an online database that monitors all Thoroughbred deaths on Britain's racecourses.
Dear Editor, The 2009 Cheltenham Festival marks the second anniversary of the launch of Animal Aid's Race Horse Deathwatch - an online database that monitors all thoroughbred deaths on Britain's racecourses.
Well, according to at least one top editor, the ongoing waiting game has become a true, well, deathwatch.
Now that the Hillary deathwatch is ticking down - perhaps an unfortunate image in light of her even more unfortunate evocation of Bobby Kennedy's assassination - it's time to turn our attention to another woman on the national political stage.
Animal Aid reports that through its racehorse Deathwatch launched at the start of the Cheltenham Festival in March, by June it had recorded 50 on-course thoroughbred fatalities throughout the UK.