[Ads-l] deploy

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed May 18 22:19:04 EDT 2016

The only intransitive sense for "deploy" in the OED is in specific reference to bodies of soldiers, or figurative equivalents.
There should be an entry for a more generic intransitive sense:
_Abilene [TX] Reporter-News_ 14 May 1961 p 2A col 7 [newspapers.com]"At 42,000 feet a small parachute deployed to stabilize the craft."

_Gastonia [NC] Gazette_ 24 Apr 1971 p 2a col 2 [newspapers.com]""We later ran the same experiment without the restraints -- at the instant the airbag deployed we cut the restraints and the animal was notinjured," Patrick said."

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