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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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According to a press release, "Chain Mail" revolves around the mystery surrounding the tragic death of several people suspected to have received a cursed chain e-mail.
While standing on a platform 20 feet in the air, Blaine will wear a Farraday suit, a suit of stainless-steel chain mail that acts as an electric conductor but also protects him from any of the danger the electric current produces.
(I admit I was less concerned with historical accuracy than seeing where I was going.) With sweat filling my eyes, chain mail squeezing my pits and an enormous wooden shield spanking my biceps, I was given my marching orders.
And then the girls soon began adding "training," "rabbit pelt," "chain mail," "Gilligan's Island coconuts" and "pleather with spikes."
An onlooker said: "It was odd to see Russell in sunglasses, with everyone else in chain mail and armour."
The chain mail you have received is a fraud and there is no person with the name of Anna Swelund working at Ericsson.
Medieval knights donned quilted clothing under their chain mail, while early colonists transformed the time-honored tradition into a way of life by piecing together quilts to guard against the cold New World winters.
A splinter of wood from a lance flew up through the eye slit of the man's helmet, penetrated chain mail and went into his eye socket.
Norman describes how the function of the military changed from the beginnings of feudalism with the early Lombards and Franks, moving to the Vikings and Saxons, getting down to such details as how chain mail was actually made and used.
"Guest," 2004-, a series of small sheets of chain mail that mold themselves to the contours of their situation, draws on the rigorous but open-ended formal experimentation of forebears such as Eva Hesse and Barry Le Va but also sees the artist recuperate elements of her own earlier works made of similar materials.
Wearing a pair of chain mail gloves and basic diver's gear, you pull out some frozen fish and begin feeding the hungry giants.
They included the names of all the actors, producers, editors, gaffers, grips, best boys, dialect coaches, steelworkers, wig makers, horse-makeup artists, horseshoers, and even the two guys in charge of the chain mail. In the early history of motion pictures, credits were usually at the beginning of movies and rarely lasted more than two minutes.