Thesaurus / revolving


The fingers of all the clocks in the house were revolving with the most extraordinary rapidity--she was helpless.HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Her eye fastened on a circular portion of the wall-paper pattern, and she felt that the whole room was revolving about her.HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
The large size of the rag-wheel gave the rapidly revolving chain and balls a great speed.LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
It is a revolving light and may be seen at the distance of ten leagues.NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
Up the tube vapours may be seen ascending at great speed, the whole appearing like a gigantic pillar of swiftly revolving smoke.OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
But before this extreme is reached, the momentum of the revolving balance carries the roller pin entirely out of the fork.THE WONDER BOOK OF KNOWLEDGEVARIOUS
When this is found impossible, one of the many forms of patent chimney-pots or revolving cowls must be adopted.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
A circular revolving platform rests on the pivot and rollers.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
The main girders rest on the revolving platform, and the ends of the bridge are circular arcs fitting the fixed roadway.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
A toothed arc fixed to the revolving platform or to the live ring serves to give motion to the bridge.ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS


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