Centering

Cen"ter*ing

, n. (Arch.) Same as Center, n., 6.
[Written also centring.]

[1913 Webster]

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Cen"ter*piece`

,

Cen"tre*piece`

} (?), n. 1. An ornament to be placed in the center, as of a table, ceiling, atc.; a central article or figure.
[1913 Webster]

2. the central or most important feature of an activity, plan, or object; as, the centerpiece of her campaign was a proposal to slash taxes.
[PJC]

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Center punch

, or

Centre punch

}. (Mech.) (a) A punch for making indentations or dots in a piece of work, as for suspension between lathe centers, etc. (b) A punch for punching holes in sheet metal, having a small conical center to insure correct locating.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{

Cen"ter seal

, or

Cen"tre seal

,

}. (Gas Manuf.) A compound hydraulic valve for regulating the passage of the gas through a set of purifiers so as to cut out each one in turn for the renewal of the lime.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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