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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEAD CENTER

Come on, though, Morey—give me a hand—I got you off dead center.

The trunk of a tree split the field of view as close to dead center as it could be.

I eyed her dead center, eye to eye until she couldn't take it any more.

In the dead center of the small black bull's-eye was a small white dot.

When this line is level the crank will be upon its dead center.

The first mark should be just far enough in on the cylinder to insure cutting past the point of the dead center.

With a sharp pencil mark off the required length, starting from the dead center end.

At this point it is well to state that the small end of all work should be turned at the dead center.

Away from the dead center the ravines were body-deep in chaparral, and the hillsides stood gray-green with old cactus.

It brought the dot up to dead center point in the locator plate and stopped.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "to concentrate at a center," from center (n.). Related: Centered; centering. Meaning "to rest as at a center" is from 1620s. Sports sense of "to hit toward the center" is from 1890. To be centered on is from 1713. In combinations, -centered is attested by 1958.

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