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 agency has been using the same basic parachute design to slow vehicles upon approaching Mars since twin Viking landers touched down on the planet in 1976.
He added: "In particular, we are looking for 'slinks' that were missing from the parachute which may have been removed and discarded somewhere.
She then deployed her reserve parachute which also failed, deploying only partially.
The purpose of the parachute jump is operational commitment.
This has always been my dream -- not to break a world record but to skydive with the smallest parachute.
Clubs in the Championship not receiving parachute payments would get PS2.
The combination of the heart failure market size, the growth of structural heart procedures, and the elegant design of the Parachute is a very attractive investment for our firm and we are excited to join the other investors and support CardioKinetix," said Rod Ferguson, Managing Director and co-founder of Panorama Capital.
The BBC quoted Siats Sotiros, a local police officer, as saying Mr Simkins' parachute became snagged on the cliff face on the island, also known as Zakynthos.
Paul flew and managed two similar planes in his last post as the Commandant of the Joint Services Parachute Centre at Bad Lippspringe in Germany.
It is important to measure the relative importance of the parachute to the CEO when analyzing its impact.
The earliest well-documented case of a human successfully descending in a parachute was in 1798, although parachutes have been reported to be used as early as the 1300s.
They are a primary element of the rocket's deceleration system, which also includes a pilot parachute and drogue parachute.