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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
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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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"For the teddies parachuting we have a flyer which was given out to some of the local schools, with instructions on the back on how to make a parachute."
In a written Commons answer, Defence Minister Tobias Ellwood, who rose to the rank of Captain in the Royal Green Jackets, said: "During this time period there was, in addition, one recorded death of a UK Armed Forces person as a result of a parachuting accident.
The pilot of the civilian plane, from which the paratroopers jumped, reported a "minute until parachuting" and Hatzerim's control tower confirmed the report and asked to divert the military plane to another landing route in the Beit Kama area adjacent to the jump zone.
He began parachuting in 1987 and was working with students at Sky Buzz Ltd at the airfield when he died.
9-10am and 3-5.30 pm: Parachuting Canopy Piloting CP
The 37th World Military Parachuting Championship is being held in Qionglai, Sichuan province.
He told the BBC: "We heard a flapping sound and saw what we thought was a guy sky-diving or parachuting.
We are looking to recruit another member to help us take advantage of all these opportunities." Ian worked with Business Link both when he first set up the parachuting school and when looking to develop the company.
The vast majority of all parachuting injuries and fatalities are the result of human error.
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That's crucial because Cassini is the only relay for the precious data to be collected by the parachuting probe.
From there parachuting grew into a popular pursuit, but was not recognised by the Federation Aeronautique as an aeronautical sport until the 1950s.