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hanging

1. 
a. the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose
b. (as modifier): a hanging offence
2. a decorative textile such as a tapestry or drapery hung on a wall or over a window
3. situated on a steep slope or in a high place

hanging

[′haŋ·iŋ]
(geology)
(metallurgy)
Sticking or wedging of part of the charge in a blast furnace.

hanging

1. The mounting of a door on its frame on hinges.
2. The mounting of an operable window sash in its frame.
References in classic literature ?
It was evident then to him that she was betraying him, and without further loss of time he turned his back toward the hangings and commenced a rapid examination of his hiding place.
Certain it is, however, that he rushed forward, prostrated a sturdy Irishman with the butt end of his whip, and found--not indeed hanging on the St.
Senator Rehman Malik reminded the committee that the Supreme Court (SC) had forbidden carrying out public hangings.
The provincial representatives warned that public hangings would not only create the law and order situation but also put adverse psychological impact on the minds of children and other sections of society.
Chairman Committee put the question before the special invitees and the members that whether the existing mechanism for hanging such criminals is sufficient or amendments should be made in Prison Rules or Pakistan Penal Code to provide for public hangings.
Going for such hangings in public might lead to an untoward law and order [situation],' an official from Punjab said, stressing that the existing law was enough to punish the culprits.
The committee chairman presented the question of whether the existing mechanism for hanging such criminals is sufficient or amendments should be made in Prison Rules or PPC to provide for public hangings before the special invitees and the members.
Public hangings have become the symbol of oppressive regimes and are a universally considered act of barbarity.
I would like to state at this moment that in partial hangings or [in] incomplete hangings, signs of congestion are common and sometimes we see ruptures of blood vessels as a reason for hemorrhage," the doctor explained.
In "Yanked Into Eternity: Lynchings and Hangings in Missouri", Larry Wood (a retired public schoolteacher and freelance writer specializing in the history of Missouri and the Ozarks) details thirteen of the state's more remarkable lynchings and an equal number of its legal hangings.
In the present study we concentrated to discuss and find conclusions about some of the features of ligature mark in hangings and ligature-strangulations.
1,2,4 In addition, accidental and homicidal hangings in the paediatric population are generally considered as very uncommon.