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Its tip can break off, or calve, and sail away as a floating iceberg.
The polystyrene foam that helps boat docks stay afloat can break off in large chunks, littering the lakescape and posing a boating hazard.
After lengthy study of all related contracts, the sponsors and management of Jos Verstappen decided to break off the ongoing talks with Jordan,'' said a statement on Verstappen's website.
Sometimes, the stresses are strong enough to break off chunks of the comet's nucleus.
The impacting pellets cleanly break off the flash without damaging the rubber parts.
THE American government yesterday warned Sinn Fein and the IRA to break off its link with international terrorism and rogue states such as Cuba.