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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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Diane is desperate to tell Doug how she feels, but before she can he admits he has taken her advice, seized the day and he and Hilary are going on a cruise.
Summary: Hizbullah on Thursday denied Israeli accusations that a huge shipment of arms seized the day before was destined for the Shiite group.
Suitably inspired by a 5,511/2-1 treble at Warwick on Tuesday, Hanagan cemented his position near the summit of the jockeys' championship table when Vintage Steps seized the day by three-quarters of a length on her racecourse bow.