parachute


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adjective Referring to an appearance or structure characterised by multiple elongated fibres or cords at one end which connect at the periphery of a cupuliform structure at the opposite end
Drug slang noun A regional term for crack cocaine, smoked PCP, heroin

parachute

  1. a fold of skin used in gliding by, for example, the flying squirrel.
  2. any structure possessed by a seed such as dandelion, which assists in dispersal by the wind.
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The parachute system of Orion consists of 11 parachutes in total, three out of which are forward bay cover parachutes, to be deployed first.
Bureau of Internal Revenue: you confiscate the parachute along with their luggage, wallet, and gold fillings.
Pose the problem--what is a way we could measure how long it takes the parachute to fall to the ground in each test?
Although originally made of silk, hence the Second World War aircrew slang of 'hitting the silk' as a reference to bailing out of an aircraft, most parachute canopies today are woven from artificial fibres, principally polyamide variant nylon-66, according to a 2005 presentation by parachute expert Dr.
Use this information to draw what you think would be the best parachute design using the given materials.
It is thought all parachute training at the California facility was immediately put on hold pending an investigation.
The parachute opened, a fast hard opening, due to the manner of its packing.
Mr Montgomery said he was confident Mr Jones would have known how to rectify the parachute if he was conscious.
From an insight perspective, this research report has focused on various levels of analysis-industry analysis (industry trends, and PEST analysis), market share analysis of top players, supply chain analysis, and company profiles, which together comprise and discuss the basic views on the competitive landscape; emerging and high-growth segments of the parachute market; high-growth regions and countries and their respective regulatory policies; government initiatives; and market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
The spokesman said: "We can confirm that there was an incident during the Whitehaven Air Show, when a member of the Red Devils display team's parachute failed to open correctly.
The parachute deployed but failed to inflate, Kimberly Newton, a spokeswoman for NASA, said in an email.