first motion

first motion

[′fərst ′mō·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
The first indication of motion of a rocket, missile, or test vehicle from its launcher.
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She was warmly gratified and in another moment still more so, by a little movement of more than common friendliness on his part.He took her hand; whether she had not herself made the first motion, she could not say she might, perhaps, have rather offered itbut he took her hand, pressed it, and certainly was on the point of carrying it to his lips when, from some fancy or other, he suddenly let it go.Why he should feel such a scruple, why he should change his mind when it was all but done, she could not perceive.He would have judged better, she thought, if he had not stopped.The intention, however, was indubitable; and whether it was that his manners had in general so little gallantry, or however else it happened, but she thought nothing became him more.
Hester's first motion had been to cover her bosom with her clasped hands.
Taapsee's Mission Mangal co-star, superstar Akshay Kumar revealed the first motion poster of the film on his Twitter page and wrote, "This ROCKET is set for her next MISSION and she's off to the tracks!
She added: "The Oireachtas Women's Caucus, which I am a member of, brought forward the first motion on period poverty in the Oireachtas.
While the first motion poster, released last month, was enough to intrigue the eagerly waiting audience, the latest one is even more peculiar and catchy.
Mark Winnington, the council's cabinet member for economic growth, said that since the first motion on HS2 was brought to full council in 2011 the council has been resolute in championing the cause of Staffordshire.
'The first motion will be tabled by Assistant Minister of Law, State-Federal Relationship and Project Monitoring Sharifah Hasidah Sayeed Aman Ghazali and the second, by DAP's Pujut lawmaker Dr Ting Tiong Choon,' he told reporters after attending a pre-council meeting of Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) here.
This ruling ends the case in the trial court, on behalf of all defendants, on the very first motion filed, said Morgan Lewis partner Jordan Hershman, lead counsel for Tempur Sealy and leader of securities litigation at the firm.
THE first motion, proposed and seconded by members Howard Sharp and Peter Cain respectively, asks members to vote to agree that: 'Wavertree CLP has no confidence in Luciana Berger as our representative in Parliament.' It adds: "The UK is in crisis because of the appalling austerity policies of a government that serves the interests of the rich.
The first motion pertains to the statement of the US secretary of state wherein he had said that the US expected Pakistan to curb terrorists fighting in Afghanistan and it would be held accountable if it failed to do so.
1889 - Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
The first motion passed 4-2 with trustees Donald Newby and Charlie Foy voting against the plan.