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topple

[′täp·əl]
(mechanics)
In gyroscopes for marine or aeronautical use, the condition of a sudden upset gyroscope or a gyroscope platform evidenced by a sudden and rapid precession of the spin axis due to large torque disturbances such as the spin axis striking the mechanical stops. Also known as tumble.
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BEIRUT: Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani reiterated Monday that he would not allow the toppling of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Najib Mikati under street pressure.
dagger]) Its content may be too complex for readers lacking a background in physics, who may skip it without loss of continuity, picking the analysis up again with Dynamics of a Dancer Toppling out of a Pirouette.
Staff at Palatine Beds have pledged to try again next year after their attempt to set a wacky World Record - for toppling mattresses like-dominoes - was unsuccessful.
John's passion for domino toppling and Dom's cancer treatments make for a totally believable and optimistic story of friendship, tolerance, growth and understanding.
BOWLS: Esclusham, last season's runners-up, are top of the Welsh Counties Super League after toppling bottom club Llanrwst 8-2 on their own green.
It is believed that toppling or obstruction of the procession of Machhindranath deity means ills are in store for the country.
After a meeting with the party's security forum, she said= =20 the forum had set the toppling of Hamas from its rule in the coastal=20 territory as a central goal for the long term.
Conley, were in the cemetery assisting Officer William Crockett, a Gardner police detective investigating the toppling of 30 gravestones in the cemetery Wednesday night or early yesterday morning.
About 15 people were on the top deck, with eight downstairs when the bus collided with the cars before toppling on to heathland.
After the designated driver popped to the loo, untrained Elliot Hancocks jumped behind the wheel of the 40ft crane, sending it toppling to the ground.
He is from the Netherlands and owns Weijers Domino Productions, which holds the current Guinness world record for toppling the most number of dominoes.