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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Included with each lead set is a 5 m cable fitted with a duplex handspike for probing the lightning receptors on the tips of the turbine blades.
Hill has spent 21 years on death row for killing fellow prisoner Joseph Handspike.
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.
By heaven, man, we are turned round and round in this world, like yonder windlass, and Fate is the handspike.
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.