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TO BIND, BINDING, contracts. These words are applied to the contract entered into, between a master and an apprentice the latter is said to be bound.
     2. In order to make a good binding, the consent of the apprentice must be had, together with that of his father, next friend, or some one standing in loco parentis. Bac. Ab. Master and Servant, A; 8 John. 328; 2 Pen. 977; 2 Yerg. 546 1 Ashmead, 123; 10 Sergeant & Rawle, 416 1 Massachusetts, 172; 1 Vermont, 69. Whether a father has, by the common law, a right to bind out his child, during his minority without his consent, seems not to be settled. 2 Dall. 199; 7 Mass. 147; 1 Mason, 78; 1 Ashm. 267. Vide Apprentice; Father; Mother; Parent.
     3. The words to bind or binding, are also used to signify that a thing is subject to an obligation, engagement or liability; as, the judgment binds such an estate. Vide Lien.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Mechanical ski bindings are highly evolved, but limited in performance.
The legs on each side attach to standard ski bindings and skis need to be attached to the bottom of the frame for use.
The final product has come a long way from the original prototype, a jumble of wood, duct tape and ski bindings.
Normal hill gold medallist Simon Ammann pre-qualified for Saturday's final, when he'll be able to wear the ski bindings that sparked a protest from the Austrian delegation.
Loose ski bindings must be mounted on a wood block.
"If, when you fall, the ski bindings do not release, the rigid, high boots mean that all that force can go straight through the knee, which can be very damaging," said Mr Bollen.
They tried strapping a kid's snowboard to each foot with ski bindings, and then sawed out the middle of even bigger boards and made "Frankenstein super-fats," said Mazlish, a top extreme free skier.
The Norwegian ski bindings manufacturer Rottefella AS said on Monday (23 January) that it had secured a new contract from the ski manufacturer Fischer.