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A method of judicial execution or of committing suicide. Judicial hanging by the drop method causes separation (disarticulation) of the upper neck vertebrae and severance of the spinal cord. Suicidal hanging usually causes death by strangulation.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Unloading of product as with the loading is undertaken via a second 9000mm long drop section allowing operators to lower the stationary finished painted product down to a suitable unload height, upon removal of product the empty flight bar rises back to high level and is transported back to the load drop section, check gates are fitted at the drop sections to ensure safe removal of product.
That long drop was on its way to legendary status until a video emerged indicating that it hadn't been as clean as all that.
According to the report, the euro zone's troubles add to the woes of Japanese automakers, which are in for a sharp, long drop in domestic vehicle sales after the government's subsidies on some fuel-efficient vehicles ended in September.
A real drama queen, Rebecca did not listen and when the family ends up living in a run-down shack and she's forced to use a long drop, she is not impressed and causes problems.
When you're approaching a sharp turn overlooking a long drop, it's a little late to wonder if you've lubed your M113A3's steering control bearings.
It appeared that the long drop in the rate of inflation, since it topped off at 29.5 percent in Mehr last year(September-October 2008), has now bottomed out.
We are constantly treading a tight-rope; we're attempting to balance profitability with customer loyalty and it's a long drop down when it goes wrong.
She analyzes diverse cinematic explorations by primarily postwar artists including her Treyfe (with Cynthia Madansky, 1998); Chantal Akerman's D'Est (1996); and Gregg Bordowitz's Fast Trip, Long Drop (1995).
There's no electricity, the temperature went down to minus 10 degrees and we were using long drop toilets.
Safeway-Morrison ranks fourth at 12.2%, and below that it's a long drop to Somerfield-Kwik-Save at 5.9%.
A long drop allows for the installation of multiple J-hooks.
By pouring the powder charge through a long drop tube, the charge tends to arrange itself more compactly in the case.