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Dummy

Sham; make-believe; pretended; imitation. Person who serves in place of another, or who serves until the proper person is named or available to take his place (e.g., dummy corporate directors; dummy owners of real estate).

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A component test is used to evaluate an individual FEA model of a dummy neck being bent, a lumbar spine being shoved sideways, or a head being dropped on a hard surface.
Although a crash test dummy tries to approximate human flesh, bones, and joints, the software developers aren't doing exactly that.
It is possible that using a dummy at the start of any sleep period reduces the risk of cot death," according to DoH guidelines.
NHTSA requires that you meet their drawing package for the dummy in order for your certification crash test to be considered in compliance," says Flachsmann.
The researchers, whose study is published online in the British Medical Journal, concluded that using a dummy during sleep was linked to a 90 per cent reduced risk of SIDS compared to babies who did not use a dummy.
The test drops used a tether attachment and a parachute to drop the dummy boosters so they fell from the mothership with their noses upward, as would be necessary to launch a rocket into space.
Sure Start Bedlington & District organised the fairy and elves party to end their Dummy and Bottle Awareness Week.
Suggestions include giving the dummy to Father Christmas as a special present,or even burying it in the garden -anything that helps turn it into a memorable event that they will enjoy,and even look forward to.
German car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, and Volkswagen founded the Partnership for Dummy Technology and Biomechanics (PDB) in 2002 as a cooperative venture to combine their specialized knowledge in crash test dummy technology, biomechanics and simulation in order to achieve high standards of occupant protection.
A dummy arrangement becomes problematic only if the business of the subject corporation is wholly or partly nationalized, i.
I tried everything to ease their discomfort but, in the end, it was the good old dummy that settled them best.
Assuming you've followed those steps, your dog understands and obeys the FETCH command to hold and carry a training dummy; to walk, run, jump, whatever, and not drop or spit out the dummy until a release command is given.