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hanging

the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose. Now abolished in the UK.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

HANGING, punishment. Death by the halter, or the suspending of a criminal, condemned to suffer death, by the neck, until life is extinct. A mode of capital punishment.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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In order to achieve all of Sandvik's requirements, the system was designed with 29000mm long drop sections, one sited at the loading area and one sited at the unload area.
Reece Moore volleyed home past Lee Smith but the home side fought back and equalised through goalkeeper Lee Smith's long drop kick.
Now that's not to say I never pour powder slowly into a funnel fitted with a long drop tube to achieve optimal load density.
And while festival-goers were bopping along to Coldplay or Adele, Alex was helping clean the site's infamous long drop toilets.
Had a train come along they would have been unable to get out of the way other than take a very long drop off the side of the bridge.
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And she never tires of telling me about the "joys" of having to camp in a field, the pleasure of queueing for the "long drop", of being covered in mud, hungry, tired...
This week, things get doubly difficult as his team is hamstrung not only by his lavender tweed outfit, but by the fact that his maverick medical magician, Homer Jackson (Adam Rothenberg), is locked up, looking at a long drop from a short rope for a murder he didn't commit.
It's a long drop," he added.It's still alight, we're alive and I'm super proud to have carried the torch," he said.