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hang

[haŋ]
(ordnance)
To lock the receiver or bolt of a gun in an open position.

hang

(1)
To wait for an event that will never occur. "The system is hanging because it can't read from the crashed drive". See wedged, hung.

hang

(2)
To wait for some event to occur; to hang around until something happens. "The program displays a menu and then hangs until you type a character." Compare block.

hang

(3)
To attach a peripheral device, especially in the construction "hang off": "We're going to hang another tape drive off the file server." Implies a device attached with cables, rather than something that is strictly inside the machine's chassis.
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Someone once said 'If we don't hang together we will hang alone' May I paraphrase that; 'If we don't hang together we are hanging ourselves'.
As Benjamin Franklin said, "We must all hang together, or surely we will all hang separately."
"We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."
In 1944, with apparently nothing else to do, he finally got around to putting together a sequence of waltzes from Acts 1 and 2, along with some new connecting material to make the whole thing hang together better.
Hang together in a hall or as a feature in a lounge.
They saw only thirteen colonies that could never hang together and would surely hang separately.
(Several works have a deliberately unfinished feel, as if completion would expose them to complicity with commerce.) Components hang together uneasily: Diagonally placed cardboard-box pieces and the crawl spaces they create look like they might protect a skid-row sleeper; blue landmasses float Gondwanaland-like against dull gray "seas" on large maplike canvases; a little, leaning wood panel painted a lusterless orange and sky blue looks like Kara Walker's silhouettes, digits seemingly reaching upward in an ambiguous gesture commingling hope, degradation, and despair.
When Benjamin Franklin said, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately;' he did not have in mind reinventing local government.
Instead, we'll get to solutions faster when we realize that we'll all hang separately unless we hang together. Administrators choose careers in the university, rather than more lucrative ventures, precisely because we value students and learning.
Even if it doesn't completely hang together, Mopey reveals interesting movement ideas and an individual choreographic sensibility.