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A chain used to slow down or steady the motion of a vehicle.
- ‘Ephraim rose before the hunter, hoisting the twenty-three-pound trap and the fourteen-foot drag chain above his head.’
- ‘As we returned to Oxford in the evening, I out-walked him, and he cried out Sufflamina, a Latin word which came from his mouth with peculiar grace, and was as much as to say, Put on your drag chain.’
- ‘Typical applications for manganese steels include crusher parts such as mantles, bowl liners and jaw dies, plus hammermill hammers, impactor impeller bars, feeder pans, grizzly bars and drag chain links.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.