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hang

[haŋ]
(ordnance)
To lock the receiver or bolt of a gun in an open position.

hang

(1)
To wait for an event that will never occur. "The system is hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive". See wedged, hung.

hang

(2)
To wait for some event to occur; to hang around until something happens. "The program displays a menu and then hangs until you type a character." Compare block.

hang

(3)
To attach a peripheral device, especially in the construction "hang off": "We're going to hang another tape drive off the file server." Implies a device attached with cables, rather than something that is strictly inside the machine's chassis.
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E'en let them do as they are permitted,'' said Wamba; ``I trust no disparagement to your birth that the son of Witless may hang in a chain with as much gravity as the chain hung upon his ancestor the alderman.
And so farewell, master, and be kind to poor Gurth and his dog Fangs; and let my cockscomb hang in the hall at Rotherwood, in memory that I flung away my life for my master, like a faithful fool.
Tis to be changed," interposed Robin; "then shall the men armed with warrants go hang for all of us.
But the chief president had replied with his habitual coolness, without betraying either disturbance or surprise, that should the agitators refuse obedience to the king's wishes he would have gallows erected in the public squares and proceed at once to hang the most active among them.
It is our custom not to hang a man without inquiring whether there is any woman who wants him.
I understand," said one of them to the other, "there is nothing left to do now but to hang him.
if it was mine I'd have it hang in the sun all day long
She was so excited then she could scarcely control her shaking fingers enough to hang up the rest.
They ran thus: "AN IMPENETRABLE MYSTERY SEEMS DESTINED TO HANG FOR EVER OVER THIS ACT OF MADNESS OR DESPAIR.
An impenetrable mystery" was sure "to hang for ever" as far as all mankind was concerned.
Now you're angry, but--never mind, Brother, thy tail hangs down behind!
We've forgotten, but--never mind, Brother, thy tail hangs down behind!

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