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Jack Ketch

An executioner, particularly for deaths by hanging. John Ketch was a real hangman in 17th-century England. If I lose this account, my boss is going to become Jack Ketch—I'm doomed.
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Pre-World War II there were between 600 and 700 ketches working Britain's coasts, taking local produce to buyers in other parts of the country.
"On reaching the vessel RNLI crewmen were able, after some difficulty, to help the ketch''s skipper raise his anchor before taking the vessel under tow into the river Conwy."
And despite their pressure, Pumas nearly fell two goals behind when Allaway raced clear and lobbed Ketch, only for Burchall to scramble back and hook the ball off the line.
In his session at ACE America's Claim Event, entitled "Maximizing the Relationship Between Carrier and Independent Adjuster," Ketch will reinforce the fact that independent adjusters can do a lot for carriers--if carriers allow them to.
The meeting will take place at The Captain's Ketch, at 181 Pearl St., from 8:30 a.m.
Initially, "Ketch" recognized that every inch of soil was important to the survival of alpine plants, so he focused on stabilizing the exposed dirt devoid of plant life.
Derrick was outdone in the 1670s by Jack Ketch whose triple tree gallows could simultaneously dispatch a full two dozen.
He has also created commissioned paintings of sailing yachts, including Walter Cronkite's sailing ketch. His artwork is featured in a book published by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum titled "John M.
Terry Ketch said at the Clinical Research 2001 meeting.
The nine-strong crew jumped ship from the 45ft Polish ketch Legia and contacted their consulate in Edinburgh.
The family, the children of Cork Fine Gael TD Hugh Coveney, set off on their 26,000-mile, two-year odyssey three weeks ago in their 51ft ketch The Golden Apple,
The 58-foot ketch called Harmony rents one cabin per night (two, if the parties are together).
The reasons, according to Sears EDI administrator Judith Ketch, included Sears' own increasing needs, declining numbers of competent prospective employees, and the presence of too many other proprietary systems.
Howth RNLI was launched after reports of a 48ft Ketch vessel was taking on water seven miles east of the Dublin coast.
Ketch (David Haydn-Jones), the notorious serial killer working for the British Men of Letters (BMOL).