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ripcord

1. a cord that when pulled opens a parachute from its pack
2. a cord on the gas bag of a balloon that when pulled opens a panel, enabling gas to escape and the balloon to descend
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The concept was to establish a fire support base--with Ripcord as headquarters--from which patrols would fan out to find, fix, and fight the enemy, supported by readily available and abundant artillery and air firepower.
He continues that the circumstances of that defeat--including indecision, restraint, and limited effort against the enemy's total commitment--made Ripcord "something of a tragic metaphor for the entire Vietnam War.
Ripcord Games is the entertainment software label of Panasonic Interactive Media.
Complete with two exclusive BEYBLADE: METAL FUSION tops, two ripcord launchers, an exclusive high-performance SUPER VORTEX BEYSTADIUM arena, official rule book, and tournament grid this set is ready to LET IT RIP
From North Star , providing guests breathtaking, panoramic views from 300 feet above sea level, to RipCord by iFLY, the first skydiving experience at sea, and SeaPlex , the largest indoor active space at sea that is complete with bumper cars, a circus school, roller skating and more, there is no end to the fun that can be found onboard.
A Cobra team led by the super-sexy Baroness (Miller with black hair and the tightest of tight black leather cat suits) ambush a convoy led by Duke (Tatum) who just happens to have some history with the mysterious Baroness, Soon Duke and his best bud Ripcord (a very funny Marlon Wayans) find themselves rescued by a team of Joes - led by equally sexy Scarlett (Nichols) - and they are whisked off to the Joes' HQ under the Egyptian desert.
Jay-Z, who last announced he was retiring four years ago, admits he's 'pulled the retirement ripcord too many times.
To this end Quality Archery Designs' Ultra-Rest and Ripcord Technologies Ripcord include deeply-forked, padded arrow cradles that lock upward before each shot, include padded containment arms that trap arrows in place, but drop-away on release.
Today's conveyance, Ripcord, sounds like a more apt title, but if the horse I rode on Lady Herries downland all-weather at Angmering on Thursday would turn up for the 5.
For those new to the concept, Beyblades players start by pulling the ripcord and attempting to control the top by making it spin into the massive battle bowl.
He recounts how two experienced skydivers saved his life in 1986 when he pulled the wrong ripcord and lost his parachute.
The Ripcord ventilator from Hurco Technologies is designed specifically for sewer system manholes.