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hung

a. (of a legislative assembly) not having a party with a working majority
b. unable to reach a decision
c. (of a situation) unable to be resolved

hung

["hung up"] Equivalent to wedged, but more common at Unix/C sites. Not generally used of people. Synonym with locked up, wedged; compare hosed. See also hang. A hung state is distinguished from crashed or down, where the program or system is also unusable but because it is not running rather than because it is waiting for something. However, the recovery from both situations is often the same.
References in classic literature ?
That's the very thing," said Sancho; "and if it was not that we should feel the want of Rocinante on the road, it would be as well to leave him hung up too.
La Ramee knelt down and made a hole in the floor; meanwhile the duke hung the crawfish up by a thread.
From where I hung a few feet above the road I could see along the highway a few hundred yards to where it turned toward the east, and just as I had about given up all hope of escaping the perilous position in which I now was I saw a red warrior come into view from around the bend.
Listen," said he to Gringoire, fondling his misshapen chin with his horny hand; "I don't see why you should not be hung.
that is possible," replied the Seigneur de Pierrefonds, "but we are not taken or hung.
He tried to say something, but his face suddenly puckered and wrinkled; he waved his arm at Toll and turned to the opposite side of the room, to the corner darkened by the icons that hung there.
The stave was still there, and on it Starkey had hung his hat, a deep tarpaulin, watertight, with a broad brim.
Into it they went, in the obscure light stumbling across the sleeping-logs of the village bachelors and knocking their heads against strings of weird votive- offerings, dried and shrivelled, that hung from the roof-beams.
Captain Jim hung his fiddle up in its place, beside a large frame enclosing several banknotes.
The whole passage was hung with portraits of knights in armor, and ladies in silken gowns; and the armor rattled, and the silken gowns rustled
Well, we must fight for her, then,' said the Red Knight, as he took up his helmet (which hung from the saddle, and was something the shape of a horse's head), and put it on.
Throwing the rope over the high limb of a giant oak tree, they pulled till the poor Marionette hung far up in space.