central point

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These masses became immediately endued with a rotary motion around their own central point.
As the natural limit of a democracy is that distance from the central point which will just permit the most remote citizens to assemble as often as their public functions demand, and will include no greater number than can join in those functions; so the natural limit of a republic is that distance from the centre which will barely allow the representatives to meet as often as may be necessary for the administration of public affairs.
In the phenomenon we are considering, the Atlantic is the vase, the Gulf Stream the circular current, and the Sargasso Sea the central point at which the floating bodies unite.
And in order that the wife should not be of one party whilst the husband belonged to the other, a situation which presents serious inconveniences, particularly with characters like those of the future consorts -- Malicorne had imagined the idea of making the central point of union the household of Monsieur, the king's brother.
From this central point two long corridors extended the whole length of the building, from which all the bedrooms opened.
Presently, the dock became the central point of interest.
Signals of this kind, made by outrunners from one central point, will rouse a wide circuit of the mountains in a wonderfully short space of time; and bring the straggling hunters and warriors to the standard of their chieftain.
We landed on a little island, and walked all round it, and inspected the stream attentively from a central point of view.
The travelers were far from the central point which they would have struck, had their course not been subject to an irremediable deviation.
This greatly facilitates the Indian method of hunting, for they are thus easily driven to a central point, and are encompassed.
During the year that I spent in Washington, and for some little time before this, there had been considerable agitation in the state of West Virginia over the question of moving the capital of the state from Wheeling to some other central point.
This being evidently the central point of the entertainment, Aunt Chloe began now to bustle about earnestly in the supper department.

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