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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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Seizing the Day traces the history of African-American life in Charleston from the late antebellum period through Reconstruction.
We talk aggressively about seizing the day -- the actual quote from Horace is "Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow
Armed with a partially vacant property, an ideal location in the desirable Plaza District, protection for its southern views with the purchase of air rights, and many millions of dollars in work, the Macklowes are seizing the day and glamorizing 540 Madison for its tenants.