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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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The class of open chains B can be described in a similar manner.
In open chain position, the distal attachment has less resistance to movement so it usually moves, creating a standard action.
The closed and open chain concepts and the incorporation of kidneys from NDDs were not included in the 2006 Kidney Paired Donation Proposal.
An example of an open chain exercise would be the knee extension, whereas the lunge is closed chain.
The transport chain with open spring coils and an open chain guide profile without dead spaces were among the components that were developed in a completely new way.
Supporters of the ban say metal nets are dangerous and point to the injuries sustained by a young Walpole girl who seriously injured her hand on an open chain link while playing basketball.
Gordon got his first Thieman, a very early model with steel wheels and open chain case, in the 1950s.