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 idea of entertaining the crowds with this new vogue entailed filling a balloon with hot air and the parachutist being carried to a couple of thousand feet in the attached basket before leaping out and theoretically landing as close to the gawping crowd as possible.
The plane then climbed to 6,000ft, where Mr Jones and another student parachutist jumped out.
MYSTERY last night surrounded a microlight plane or parachutist seen landing on a beach on Christmas Day.
Eleven people including 10 amatuer parachutists and the pilot were killed when the aircraft crashed in Fernelmont in Namur Province on Saturday.
The aim of the study was to analyze if preparation for parachute descent can influence cardiac autonomic modulation of persons undergoing their first parachute descent, how preparation for parachute descent influenced cardiac autonomic modulation of advanced parachutists (more than 200 descents), and if there is a difference in cardiac autonomic modulation during preparation for parachute descent between persons undergoing their first parachute descent and for advanced parachutists.
Five parachutists were hanging onto the outside of the airplane; the others were ready to jump when they heard the airplane's stall warning system.
Parachutists Keith Hardy, Brenda Grant and Ian Haylock are pictured here with some of the children in the school playing fields where the trio had landed and they have even allowed some the children to try on their helmets.
Turkish army parachutists displayed a performance in the wind tunnel, with winds up to 250km per hour propelling the divers off the floor.
Just like the saying "Guns don't kill people, people kill people." Parachutes don't kill parachutists, parachutists do!
A DRUNK driver drove on to an airfield runway - as a plane and six parachutists were about to land.
Summary: Parachutists dropped from the sky over Normandy to remember British servicemen who made the first landings on D-Day, 65 years ago.