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In the lower ends of these tubes are holes in which the pivots of the axis revolve.
It was turning upon pivots, and with it a section of the floor directly in front of it was turning.
It was then that Clennam learned for the first time what little pivots this great world goes round upon.
Throw stiff-armed from the shoulder, like there was a pivot there for it to turn on, like a girl; not from the wrist and elbow, with your arm out to one side, like a boy.
The father's habits of speculation had been the pivot on which the whole machinery of her meditated conspiracy had been constructed to turn.
Look now, I close the stone, as is my custom of a night, so,"--and he grasped the rock and swung it round upon its pivot, on which it turned as a door turns.
And not only did the Martians either not know of (which is incredible), or abstain from, the wheel, but in their apparatus singularly little use is made of the fixed pivot or relatively fixed pivot, with circular motions thereabout confined to one plane.
When a horse that is "foot free" is tied to one thus secured, the latter forms, as it were, a pivot, round which the other runs and curvets, in case of alarm.
She turned about on a thousand gathered prejudices and traditions as on a pivot, and looked where she had never looked hitherto.
Yet in the interval since Crick's last view of them something had occurred which changed the pivot of the universe for their two natures; something which, had he known its quality, the dairyman would have despised, as a practical man; yet which was based upon a more stubborn and resistless tendency than a whole heap of so-called practicalities.
This rock was separate from the rest of the mountain and was in motion, turning slowly around and around as if upon a pivot.
The bullet, driving with momentum sufficient to perforate a man's body a mile distant, struck Tudor with such force as to pivot him, whirling him half around by the shock of its impact and knocking him down.