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  • n  a mechanism capable of returning to a safe state in case there is a failure or malfunction
  • s  guaranteed not to fail
    a fail-safe recipe for cheese souffle
  • s  eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction
    a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident

  • As whistle-blowers, these three became fail-safe systems that did not fail.
  • Republican Senator Olympia Snowe, a key swing vote from Maine, has also spoken favorably about a triggered fail-safe.
  • All the more reason to figure out quickly, before the next blow to the system, how to repair the fail-safe operations--in the boardrooms we trusted with our money, at the .
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  • The Medicaid vote that isn't happening: Thomas Suddes
    A majority of Ohio legislators certainly would vote to expand Medicaid given a recent nonpartisan legislative commission finding that there's a fail-safe option allowing Ohio to change its mind later, but that's the very reason Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder is not letting the matter come to a vote, writes Thomas Suddes.
    June 22, 2013 - The Sun Press
  • VIDEO: ETX man dies in skydiving accident
    A Zavalla skydiver fell to his death over the weekend when his secondary parachute failed to deploy. For some reason the victim wasn't using a chute with an automatic fail-safe. Promote to Mobile read more
    June 18, 2013 - KETK 56 Tyler

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