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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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This inexpensive publication seizes upon this phenomenon and presents a series of activities centering around the colors, symbols, and nature forms that characterize this time of year.
The second study seizes upon the recent surge of research on the nobility and utilizes it to examine the Guise, a neglected yet leading Catholic family, which had a key role in the strident politics and militant religiosity of sixteenth-century France.
The $32 million conversion allows automated pickups and seizes upon new technology that allows the sifting of paper, glass and metal from the collected material, officials said Monday.