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CORD, measures. A cord of wood must, when the wood is piled close, measure eight feet by four, and the wood must be four feet long. There are various local regulations in our principal cities as to the manner in which wood shall be measured and sold.

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He had been stabbed six times in the chest and had an electric cord wrapped around his neck.
Suppose an electrician and a mathematician were reviewing a new product and analyzing the number of shocks that occurred when the product's electric cord was plugged into a socket.
The children, who were then 6 to 14 years old, were seized in July 2001 from their home when they told West of beatings with a fly-swatter handle, a belt and an electric cord that sometimes left marks.
It can be recharged at 100-volt sockets in ordinary Japanese houses as it has a 5-meter electric cord.
Cho was also convicted of seriously injuring two employees of a sex-related shop he owned in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, between 1995 and 1996 by burning their hands and backs with lit cigarettes and whipping them with electric cord.
Fifty years ago the only respectable musician who used an electric cord was the guitarist Les Paul.
Our newest product offering, the AccuMax[TM] Self-Adjusting Pressure Relief System incorporates the best qualities of both powered and nonpowered therapeutic support surfaces to create a pressure-relieving environment previously considered impossible without an electric cord. By using atmospheric pressure as its energy source, the AccuMax automatically and naturally creates a custom and dynamic pressure-relieving profile for any patient, in any position and on any bed frame.
x 10 = $8.90 Electric cord storage roller $12.95 Insulated handles $0.89 ea.
Foot-operated controls, a retractable electric cord, and an on-off switch on the pistol grip permit operation without having to bend down to the cannister.
In "General Electricks," for example, Deelder explores the savings that would result if executioners simply supplied each victim with a headset, placed the victim on an aluminum water closet, and asked the victim to plug the electric cord in a socket.
Wall packs fall into the first category Essentially an electric cord attached to a small, black-box transformer that plugs into the wall, these units allow battery-powered radios, tape recorders, and other appliances to run off household current.
The puppy had been shocked by biting an electric cord. I began an IV drip and administered dexamethasone and antibiotics.