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hitching

(hich′ing)
A type of self-propulsion, usually used only by infants, in which a foot or a heel is pushed into the floor by the child to lift the buttocks and move the body. It usually precedes the development of crawling.
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Today, Hitching Post produces 17,000 cases a year out of Terravant Wine Company in Buellton.
A Mississippi native and graduate of Vanderbilt University, Hitching has lived in Memphis since 1993.
I never told my family I was saving on train and bus fares by hitching as they'd already begged me not to do it and, looking back, I suppose I was lucky never once to have had a bad experience.
The annual gross sales of hitching products are around $10 million.
At the signal - I liked David's idea of a countdown, with the crowd joining in - though it must be led by a celebrity such as Coleen or Nancy Dell'Olio, or possibly by Ant and Dec or Jenny Pitman or Kate Middleton - the riders would run across, unfasten the hitching reins, leap onto their steeds, and charge off towards the Melling Road.
I've always been grateful to my eyesight.' 9 tips: Always inform people of your hitch-hiking dates and destination; Carry warm clothing, food and water in case you get stuck; If you get cold, don't drink alcohol or smoke as this causes hypothermia; Carry enough money to make telephone calls and buy food if necessary; Try to have somebody at your destination waiting for you and make them aware of your expected arrival time; If your are hitching or giving a hitcher a lift through a hitch-hiking agency, you will be given details of your companion.
Deutsche Post World Net has won the DuPont Safety Resources' European Award 2003 for its accident prevention programme on the safe hitching of trailers to trucks.
Correctional officers who allegedly handcuffed a shirtless inmate to a hitching post in the hot Alabama sun, without regular water or bathroom breaks, may be liable to the inmate for damages under the Federal Civil Rights Act (FCRA).
The Supreme Court held that an inmate was subjected to cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment when prison guards handcuffed him to a hitching post to punish him for disruptive behavior.
Then signals yesterday suggested it was heading south-west towards Madeira, possibly after hitching a lift on a ship.
The inmate had been handcuffed to a hitching post on two occasions, one of which lasted for seven hours without regular water or bathroom breaks.
From an Associated Press article datelined Montgomery, Alabama, on the governor's defense of the state's use of hitching posts as prisoner restraints: "Governor Don Siegelman wants to resume handcuffing malingering inmates to outdoor metal posts because the restraints encourage prisoners to work as hard as the taxpayers who provide their upkeep, state prison commissioner Mike Haley testified....