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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"You start our in free fall; you decide when the right time is to pull your rip cord; you look up and make sure your parachute is good," he said.
The Justice Department places a great deal of importance on a "rip cord" permitting a swift exit from a joint venture or other investment if FCPA violations occur.
CREDITS: Filmed in Los Angeles and Hawaii by Rip Cord. Executive producers, Mike White, Laura Dern; co-executive producers, Miguel Arteta, Edward Saxon; producers, David Bernad, Jason Weinberg, Timothy Marx; co-producer, Gianna Smart; writer-director, White; story by White, Dern; cmnera, Lawrence Sher; production designer, Richard Hoover; editor, Rob Frazen; music, Carter Burwell; casting, Cami Patton, Jennifer Lare.
At 6,000 feet I pulled the rip cord and just stopped in mid-air.
``I tried to remember the drill - jump out headfirst, and count to 10 before pulling the rip cord of the parachute,'' he says.
He tugged in vain at the rip cord which deflates the balloon but it was stuck.
"When you get down to about 4,000ft, the other man taps you and pulls the rip cord. It is not frightening.
After pulling a rip cord to start, riders can reach speeds of up to 100mph in just three seconds and fly up to 200ft - 50ft higher than Nelson's Column.
This week's Cutting Edge follows one of Britain's most prolific base jumpers and his right-hand man as they leap from the top of some of the country's most famous landmarks, cheating death by pulling their rip cord a mere seconds from impact.