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hanging

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.
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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.
2%, and below that it's a long drop to Somerfield-Kwik-Save at 5.
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.
There was nothing inside but a long drop to an ice cellar.
Bordowitz's first feature film, Fast Trip, Long Drop, was recently screened at the Sundance Independent Film Festival, at the New York and San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals, and in commercial release at Cinema Village, New York.
My aunt and uncle, who lived in an old three-storey terraced house in Leeds, had an indoor lavatory at the top of the house that was a threeseater with a long drop.
Denise Mina - The Long Drop (Random House) "Confirms Mina's stature among the great Scottish crime writers The Long Drop transports you to the pubs, grubby back alleys and courtrooms at the heart of this unsavoury chapter of Scottish history.
In order to achieve all of Sandvik's requirements, the system was designed with two 9000mm long drop sections, one sited at the loading area and one sited at the unload area.