At last I heard him revolving on his axis down the corkscrew staircase.
And (b) what proof is there that the axis of the world revolves at all?
For motion is either change of substance, or motion on an axis, or from one place to another.
The axis of vision is not coincident with the axis of things, and so they appear not transparent but opake.
The motion of the earth round its axis, and round the sun, makes the day, and the year.
Izanagi struck his tall spear in the ground making it the axis of the world.
I can halt, for a brief moment only, the whirl of the earth about its axis.
There was a great wheel, which revolved on an axis, like a vertical mill wheel.
Then he turned a laughing face upon them, moving slowly on his axis.
The plate will consequently turn on this axis, as on a hinge.