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chain

A unit of measurement formerly used in surveying and still seen in deeds with old property descriptions.One chain equals 66 feet.

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A hole drilled in the center where each feather socket is mounted is where you will drop the piece of light pull chain through that is attached to the bottom of your roach feathers.
Just outside the front door, there's a pull chain with a walnut wooden handle, so visitors can ring the doorbell just like an engineer would pull the whistle chain on a locomotive.
The driver said: "The pull chain was on the door and we tried to get it open and the other lady went back across the road and came back with a thin knife.
Tenders are invited for base bid: the removal of all e-one grinder pumps in the wastewater collection system and installing new grinder pump systems (grinder pump, check valve, anti-siphon valve, fl oats, junction box, and all other accessories as outlined in the plans and specifications for installation and connection of the grinder pump system), mounting bracket assembly and accessories (mounting bracket, fl oat tree, pull chain, and all other accessories as outlined in the plans and specifications for installation of the mounting bracket assembly), and control panel (panel, alarm, and all other accessories as outlined in the plans and specifications for the installation of simplex and duplex control panels).