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MAIDEN. The name of an instrument formerly used in Scotland for beheading criminals.

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Regularly scheduled cruises begin immediately following the maiden voyage.
The pounds 200 million superliner's maiden voyage had to be cancelled on May 2 when the 76,000-tonne ship developed problems just one day into the two-week cruise.
Disney Cruise Line's first seven-day resort and cruise vacation will begin on March 9, 1998, with four days at the Walt Disney World Resort followed by the Disney Magic's four-day Maiden Voyage to the Bahamas on March 12, 1998.
Customs spokesman John Austin said: "The ferry just happened to be on its maiden voyage but these cigarettes were destined for the black market.
The pounds 200 million superliner's maiden voyage had to be cancelled on May 2 when the 76,000 tonne ship developed problems just one day into the two-week cruise.
The decision to postpone the maiden voyage was made to prevent a public relations disaster.
The gala is the first of a series of fundraising events for AmFAR hosted by Crystal Cruises in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, as Crystal Symphony makes her 25-day Grand Maiden Voyage from New York City to Los Angeles.
Join Medical Destination Hawaii (MDH) on the Pride of Aloha sailing from Los Angeles on her maiden voyage offering CME delegates the opportunity to sail this luxury ship.
NOT even the Mauretania's maiden voyage was as hair-raising as its latest journey.
Rushed into production to counterbalance America's edge in nuclear submarine technology in 1961, the Russian boat's reactor blew a cooling pipe on its maiden voyage deep in the North Atlantic.
CRUISE fanatics desperate to join the maiden voyage of the world's biggest liner have sent pounds 600,000 in deposits - three years before she sails.
A British broking company, Sunray Developments, is funding South African firm RMS Titanic with pounds 271million to build a replica of the Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.