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The dean paused to revolve the proposition, and then shook his head negatively.

These rings acted as bearings on which the mast could revolve.

The cogs and wheels of the machine began to revolve rapidly.

Indeed, even while he was speaking the wheels of Fate had already begun to revolve.

But the empire had extended too far west to revolve about that distant pivot.

I continued to revolve these and such like thoughts throughout the entire night.

Before I had time to revolve this doubt in my mind Mrs. Rooney had explained it.

This consists of a semicircular band, which can revolve around a column.

His lunch dispatched, he began at once to revolve plans of escape.

There is one word in my text around which the most of our thoughts will this morning revolve.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to change direction, bend around, turn (the eyes) back," from Old French revolver and directly from Latin revolvere "roll back, unroll, unwind; happen again, return; go over, repeat," from re- "back, again" (see re-) + volvere "to roll" (see volvox). In 15c., "to turn over (in the mind or heart), meditate." Meaning "travel around a central point" first recorded 1660s (earlier "cause to travel in an orbit around a central point," mid-15c.). Related: Revolved; revolving.

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