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An equipment failure in which moving parts stick or jam because of friction, pressure, or excessive temperature.
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The difference here is that it's Mother Nature, not space aliens or a giant contaminated lizard, doing the damage, and that one plot point has environmentalists seizing the day in an effort to push their agenda in front of a larger audience.
Seizing the Day traces the history of African-American life in Charleston from the late antebellum period through Reconstruction.
We talk aggressively about seizing the day -- the actual quote from Horace is "Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow