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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All I very " "Fearing the worst" for the parachutist, Alan kept talking to the stranded man to try to prevent him falling unconscious.
"The parachutist started spiralling faster and faster.
Having the parachute so attached allowed the parachutist to leap clear of the basket without the risk of snagging; the chute was not packed as it might have been today - that was invented some time in the future.
The BPA has recommended that parachutists should be reminded of the importance of packing their parachutes correctly following Mr Jones' death.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "Neither have life-threatening injuries and the parachutist has since left hospital.
7, 2013, he completed his fifth and final jump needed to meet the requirements to wear the coveted 'Gold' parachutist wings.
It is believed the parachutist was part of the Black Knights Parachute Centre, based in Cockerham, which caters for both first-time jumpers and experienced skydivers.
The parachutist was able to steer the canopy but not well enough to keep him from landing on a Porsche test track that bordered the drop zone.
ITWAS hard to tell who was left with the reddest face at Turf Moor - the Army parachutist stuck on the stand roof or Burnley's own-goal fall-guys Graham Alexander and Stephen Jordan.
Brigadier General Ramn Martin-Ambrosio Merino, Parachutist Brigade Commander; Brigadier General lvaro de la Pea Cuesta, the Chief of Operations of the Army; Ashraf Nasheri, Bagdhis provinces Governor; and several others Afghan representatives also attended the ceremony.
A parachutist has died after suffering critical injuries at a public display, police said yesterday.