handspike


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handspike

[′hand‚spīk]
(ordnance)
Handle attached to the trails of certain firearms for ease in handling.
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Author Derrick Handspike, who wrote a book about Bobby, claims the pair got back together just weeks before her death and hoped to remarry with their only child Bobbi Kristina, 19, present.
Hill, who has a reported IQ of 70, has been on Georgia's death row for 21 years for the 1990 killing of Joseph Handspike, a fellow inmate at a prison where Hill was already serving a life sentence for the murder of his girlfriend.
In a June 18 letter to the state parole board, Richard Handspike, whose uncle was the inmate killed by Hill in 1990, said if prosecutors had contacted his family about their decision to seek the death penalty the family would have opposed it.
This is a vertical rotating drum originally operated by sailors using removable levers known as handspikes.
And each farmer had to be something of a jack-of-all-trades: he was wagon-maker; house- and barn-builder; maker of hats, cloth, tools, furniture, nails and handspikes, staves and heading and hoops for barrels, potash, maple sugar, or any of a host of other products for use at home and for trade and sale.
7 meters deep, contained a number of worn elk horns that had evidently been used by aboriginal workers as gads and handspikes.
Armed with pistols, bowie knives, and handspikes, the slaves quickly took control of the ship while most of the crew were sleeping.
For example, in Ezekiel 39, if the future were predicted, the weapons listed would be tanks, artillery, bombs, or missiles--not "shields and bucklers, bows and arrows, handspikes and spears.
McCauslin said soberly, what is at any rate a good story to tell, that he had seen where six men were wholly under water at once, at a jam, with their shoulders to handspikes.