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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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Since politics became a major event in this country, unscrupulous politicians have seized upon events involving the Ashanti Kingdom and the Akyem Abuakwa Royal Household, in their desperate attempts to create a wedge between the Asantis and people of Akim Abuakwa, the two ethnic groups which hold the support base of the Busia-Danquah tradition, in their desperation to ensure that the tradition fails to maximise votes from these areas.
Like Michael, Jeremy's major crime would seem to be a lack of sartorial elegance, something seized upon by the now departed David Cameron.
As a necessary adjunct to a preoccupation with the process of perception, says Bowler, the four authors she examines seized upon and exploited emergent visual technologies for the light they could shed upon the complex acts of perception and representation.
The announcement was seized upon by pro-EU campaigners, who claimed that the model would leave the UK in a similar position to Norway, which follows many Brussels rules and regulations but has no part in deciding them.
STUDENTS have packed up and gone home for the summer - so one Coventry pub has seized upon the chance to have a makeover.
doncaster's back four could have their hands full and any weakness can be seized upon by the home side who are worth a goals buy at 1.9.
Halloween was largely a Celtic tradition exported to the US by immigrants.There it became a cheap mask, pumpkin and silly hat affair promoted by chain stores only to be seized upon by UK supermarkets as yet another way of parting mugs from their money.
Summary: The current politicking and bickering which is going on in the corridors of Parliament and Bbda could go on for a long time, if not kept in check, but the opportunity awarded by the wide support for Prime Minister-designate Tammam Salam must be seized upon.
Romney's Republican rivals and the Obama campaign had seized upon the Etch-a-Sketch remark to portray Mr.
"The rockets, seized upon intelligence tip-offs, were removed to a safe place to have them defused," he added.
TEAM LLANDOVERY PONTYPRIDD 10 24 PONTYPRIDD inflicted the first home defeat of the season on the much improved Drovers thanks to a very decisive first-half performance Two horrendous mistakes from Llandovery wing Jake Randall were seized upon by predatory wing Matthew Nuthall and a third try came the way of Rhys Downes.
On 1 October 2011, the 20th and last installment of this bond will be paid, whereby all individuals and firms whose foreign exchange deposits were seized upon the disintegration of SFRY will be fully indemnified.