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Without wishing to add to the repetitiveness that sometimes goes on round here, I agree with the above that references to "deaf as a post" and "dead as a door nail" but I would add that I remember reading, in the beginning of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens he goes on at some length conjecturing as to why Marley should have been "dead as a door nail" and that "dead as a coffin nail" might have been more appropriate. Unfortunately I don't have a copy now but I think I remember it correctly.