References in classic literature ?
The howling and snapping and barking of the new element which had been infused into the melee now seemed centered quite close behind me, and as I raised myself upon my hands and glanced around I saw what it was that had distracted the DYRYTH, as I afterward learned the thing is called, from my trail.
So we opened up on them, but at my suggestion centered our fire upon the chief's canoe.
It centered about the slayer of his mate, of course; but it included everything German, animate or inanimate.