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a metal bar (or length of pipe) used as a lever

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Thursday's meeting comes against the backdrop of the case of Warren Lee Hill, who was sentenced to die for the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike, who was bludgeoned with a nail-studded board as he slept.
In 1990, he fatally battered fellow inmate Joseph Handspike, drawing the death penalty.
Each lead set includes a 16-foot cable fitted with a duplex handspike for probing the lightning receptors on the tips of the turbine blades.
The handspike is the instrument used to work the paddles on locks along the Calder and Hebble Canal, similar to a cricket bat, but much less refined.
The1-million-lawsuit against the National Enquirer and its source, Georgia music industry veteran Derrick Handspike, comes a week after the troubled performer surrendered to authorities in Los Angeles to begin serving a 55-day prison term for a driving under the influence conviction.
Authorities say Hill, who was already serving a life sentence for the 1986 slaying of his girlfriend, used a board studded with nails to bludgeon Handspike to death.
Author Derrick Handspike said: "They were planning a small wedding, probably in Las Vegas, with just the two of them and their daughter.
involuntarily I paused on my handspike, and told Queequeg to do the same, thinking of the perils we both ran, in starting on the voyage with such a devil for a pilot.
With an overall length of 17in, this monstrous handspike will not only protect your grip, but will send your foes running in the other direction.