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PIGNORIS CAPIO, ROM. civil law. The name given to one of the legis actiones of the Roman law. It consisted chiefly in the taking. of a pledge, and was in fact a mode of execution. It was confined to special cases determined by positive law or by custom, such as taxes, duties, rents, &c., and is comparable in some respects to distresses at common law. The proceeding took place in the presence of a praetor.

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This stretch-shortening action is not intended to increase ROM but to use specific stretching phenomena to increase speed-strength of movement for a specific sporting purpose.
The key to successful execution of these stretches is to hold the end position for extended periods while relaxing the muscles as much as possible to get a gradual increase in the ROM.
The touch screen graphical user interface is a key component to the way ROM can be both simple and complex at the same time.
These ROM PIC microcontrollers bring powerful new options to high-volume users of Microchip's superior line of Flash PIC microcontrollers," said Randy Drwinga, vice president of Microchip's ROM Microcontroller and Memory Division.
Supported by major device programmer vendors, both the W78LE58 and the W78LE516 feature an additional four I/O port pins (over the industry standard IO)(3), up to 24MHz operating frequency and special data scrambling feature for highest ROM data security.
com is a one-stop superstore for all things DVD-ROM, providing customers with a complete catalog of all DVD-ROM software titles on the market, as well as a huge selection of DVD movies with ROM content.