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centre

  
,   (U.S.)   center  
      n  
1      (Geometry)  
a    the midpoint of any line or figure, esp. the point within a circle or sphere that is equidistant from any point on the circumference or surface  
b    the point within a body through which a specified force may be considered to act, such as the centre of gravity  
2    the point, axis, or pivot about which a body rotates  
3    a point, area, or part that is approximately in the middle of a larger area or volume  
4    a place at which some specified activity is concentrated  
a shopping centre     
5    a person or thing that is a focus of interest  
6    a place of activity or influence  
a centre of power     
7    a person, group, policy, or thing in the middle  
8    usually cap     (Politics)  
a    a political party or group favouring moderation, esp. the moderate members of a legislative assembly  
b    (as modifier)  
a Centre-Left alliance     
9      (Physiol)   any part of the central nervous system that regulates a specific function  
respiratory centre     
10    a bar with a conical point upon which a workpiece or part may be turned or ground  
11    a punch mark or small conical hole in a part to be drilled, which enables the point of the drill to be located accurately  
12      (Football, hockey, etc.)  
a    a player who plays in the middle of the forward line  
b    the act or an instance of passing the ball from a wing to the middle of the field, court, etc.  
13      (Basketball)  
a    the position of a player who jumps for the ball at the start of play  
b    the player in this position  
14      (Archery)  
a    the ring around the bull's eye  
b    a shot that hits this ring  
      vb  
15    to move towards, mark, put, or be at a centre  
16    tr   to focus or bring together  
to centre one's thoughts     
17    intr; often foll by: on   to have as a main point of view or theme  
the novel centred on crime     
18    tr   to adjust or locate (a workpiece or part) using a centre  
19    intr; foll by: on or round   to have as a centre  
20    tr     (Football, hockey, etc.)   to pass (the ball) into the middle of the field or court  
     (C14: from Latin centrum the stationary point of a compass, from Greek kentron needle, from kentein to prick)  


active centre  
      n     (Biochem)   the region in an enzyme molecule in which the reactive groups that participate in its action are juxtaposed  
Adult Training Centre  
      n     (Social welfare)   a day centre, run by a local authority, for mentally handicapped people to gain work experience  
attendance centre  
      n   (in Britain) a place at which young offenders are required to attend regularly instead of going to prison  
birthing centre  
      n     (N.Z.)   a private maternity hospital  
bottom dead centre  
      n     (Engineering)   the position of the crank of a reciprocating engine when the piston is at its nearest point to the crankshaft,   (Also called)    outer dead centre  
Centre  
      n  
1    the. the sparsely inhabited central region of Australia  
2      (French)   a region of central France: generally low-lying; drained chiefly by the Rivers Loire, Loir, and Cher  
centre bit  
      n   a drilling bit with a central projecting point and two side cutters  
centre-fire  
      adj  
1    (of a cartridge) having the primer in the centre of the base  
2    (of a firearm) adapted for such cartridges,   (Compare)        rim-fire  
centre forward  
      n     (Soccer, hockey, etc.)   the central forward in the attack  
centre half   , centre back  
      n     (Soccer)   a defender who plays in the middle of the defence  
centre of curvature  
      n   the centre of a circle whose radius, the radius of curvature is normal to the concave side of a curve at a given point  
centre of gravity  
      n   the point through which the resultant of the gravitational forces on a body always acts  
centre of mass  
      n   the point at which the mass of a system could be concentrated without affecting the behaviour of the system under the action of external linear forces  
centre of pressure  
      n  
1      (Physics)   the point in a body at which the resultant pressure acts when the body is immersed in a fluid  
2      (Aeronautics)   the point at which the resultant aerodynamic forces intersect the chord line of the aerofoil  
centre pass  
      n     (Hockey)   a push or hit made in any direction to start the game or to restart the game after a goal has been scored  
centre punch  
      n   a small steel tool with a conical tip used to punch a small indentation at the location of the centre of a hole to be drilled  
centre spread  
      n  
1    the pair of two facing pages in the middle of a magazine, newspaper, etc., often illustrated  
2    a photograph of a nude or nearly nude woman (or man) in a magazine on such pages  
centre stage  
      n  
1    the centre point on a stage  
2    the main focus of attention  
centre three-quarter  
      n     (Rugby)   either of two middle players on the three-quarter line  
civic centre  
      n     (Brit)   the public buildings of a town, including recreational facilities and offices of local administration  
community centre  
      n   a building used by members of a community for social gatherings, educational activities, etc.  
cost centre  
      n   a unit, such as a department of a company, to which costs may be allocated for cost accounting purposes  
daycare centre  
      n      another name (esp. U.S. and N.Z.) for       day nursery  
dead centre  
      n  
1    the exact top (top dead centre) or bottom (bottom dead centre) of the piston stroke in a reciprocating engine or pump  
2    a pointed rod mounted in the tailstock of a lathe to support a workpiece,   (Also called)    dead point  
detention centre  
      n   a place where young persons may be detained for short periods by order of a court  
detoxification centre  
      n   a place that specializes in the treatment of alcoholism or drug addiction  
drop-in centre  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a daycentre run by the social services or a charity that clients may attend on an informal basis  
field centre  
      n   a centre equipped for field studies, usually situated in or near an area where field studies are carried out  
garden centre  
      n   a place where gardening tools and equipment, plants, seeds, etc., are sold  
health centre  
      n   (in Britain) premises, owned by a local authority, providing health care for the local community and usually housing a group practice, nursing staff, a child-health clinic, X-ray facilities, etc.  
interpretive centre  
      n   (at a place of interest, such as a country park, historical site, etc.) a building or group of buildings that provides interpretation of the place of interest through a variety of media, such as video displays and exhibitions of material, and, often, includes facilities such as refreshment rooms and gift shops,   (Also called)    visitor centre  
law centre  
      n     (Brit)   an independent service financed by a local authority, which provides free legal advice and information to the general public  
leisure centre  
      n   a building designed to provide facilities for a range of leisure pursuits, such as a sports hall, café, and meeting rooms  
live centre  
      n   a conically pointed rod mounted in the headstock of a lathe that locates and turns with the workpiece  
   Compare       dead centre       2  
music centre  
      n   a single hi-fi unit containing a turntable, amplifier, radio, cassette player, and compact disc player  
nerve centre  
      n  
1    a group of nerve cells associated with a specific function  
2    a principal source of control over any complex activity  
Wall Street is the financial nerve centre of America     
off-centre  
      adj  
1    displaced from a centre point or axis  
2    slightly eccentric or unconventional; not completely sound or balanced  
play-centre  
      n      the N.Z. name for       playgroup  
profit centre  
      n   a unit or department of a company that is responsible for its costs and its profits  
property centre  
      n   a service for buying and selling property, including conveyancing, provided by a group of local solicitors,   (In full)    solicitors property centre  
reception centre  
      n     (Social welfare)     (in Britain)  
1    a place to which distressed people, such as vagrants, addicts, victims of a disaster, refugees, etc., go pending more permanent arrangements  
2    a local-authority home where children are looked after in a family crisis or where long-term placement is arranged for a child whose family cannot provide a home  
remand centre  
      n   (in Britain) an institution to which accused persons are sent for detention while awaiting appearance before a court. Until 1967 remand centres were for young people between 14 and 21 years of age  
shopping centre  
      n  
1    a purpose-built complex of shops, restaurants, etc., for the use of pedestrians  
2    the area of a town where most of the shops are situated  
Social Education Centre  
      n   a daycentre, run by a local authority, for mentally handicapped people and sometimes also for physically handicapped or mentally ill adults  
storm centre  
      n  
1    the centre of a cyclonic storm, etc., where pressure is lowest  
2    the centre of any disturbance or trouble  
teachers' centre  
      n   (in Britain) a place that provides a central store of educational aids, such as films and display material, and also in-service training, and is available for use to all the teachers within a particular area  
top dead-centre  
      n     (Engineering)   the position of the crank of a reciprocating engine or pump when the piston is at the top of its stroke,   (Abbrev.)    t.d.c  
visitor centre  
      n      another term for       interpretive centre  
youth custody centre  
      n      the former name for       young offender institution  
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Centre  
      n  
1    the. the sparsely inhabited central region of Australia  
2      (French)   a region of central France: generally low-lying; drained chiefly by the Rivers Loire, Loir, and Cher  


active centre  
      n     (Biochem)   the region in an enzyme molecule in which the reactive groups that participate in its action are juxtaposed  
Adult Training Centre  
      n     (Social welfare)   a day centre, run by a local authority, for mentally handicapped people to gain work experience  
attendance centre  
      n   (in Britain) a place at which young offenders are required to attend regularly instead of going to prison  
birthing centre  
      n     (N.Z.)   a private maternity hospital  
bottom dead centre  
      n     (Engineering)   the position of the crank of a reciprocating engine when the piston is at its nearest point to the crankshaft,   (Also called)    outer dead centre  
centre   ,   (U.S.)   center  
      n  
1      (Geometry)  
a    the midpoint of any line or figure, esp. the point within a circle or sphere that is equidistant from any point on the circumference or surface  
b    the point within a body through which a specified force may be considered to act, such as the centre of gravity  
2    the point, axis, or pivot about which a body rotates  
3    a point, area, or part that is approximately in the middle of a larger area or volume  
4    a place at which some specified activity is concentrated  
a shopping centre     
5    a person or thing that is a focus of interest  
6    a place of activity or influence  
a centre of power     
7    a person, group, policy, or thing in the middle  
8    usually cap     (Politics)  
a    a political party or group favouring moderation, esp. the moderate members of a legislative assembly  
b    (as modifier)  
a Centre-Left alliance     
9      (Physiol)   any part of the central nervous system that regulates a specific function  
respiratory centre     
10    a bar with a conical point upon which a workpiece or part may be turned or ground  
11    a punch mark or small conical hole in a part to be drilled, which enables the point of the drill to be located accurately  
12      (Football, hockey, etc.)  
a    a player who plays in the middle of the forward line  
b    the act or an instance of passing the ball from a wing to the middle of the field, court, etc.  
13      (Basketball)  
a    the position of a player who jumps for the ball at the start of play  
b    the player in this position  
14      (Archery)  
a    the ring around the bull's eye  
b    a shot that hits this ring  
      vb  
15    to move towards, mark, put, or be at a centre  
16    tr   to focus or bring together  
to centre one's thoughts     
17    intr; often foll by: on   to have as a main point of view or theme  
the novel centred on crime     
18    tr   to adjust or locate (a workpiece or part) using a centre  
19    intr; foll by: on or round   to have as a centre  
20    tr     (Football, hockey, etc.)   to pass (the ball) into the middle of the field or court  
     (C14: from Latin centrum the stationary point of a compass, from Greek kentron needle, from kentein to prick)  
centre bit  
      n   a drilling bit with a central projecting point and two side cutters  
centre-fire  
      adj  
1    (of a cartridge) having the primer in the centre of the base  
2    (of a firearm) adapted for such cartridges,   (Compare)        rim-fire  
centre forward  
      n     (Soccer, hockey, etc.)   the central forward in the attack  
centre half   , centre back  
      n     (Soccer)   a defender who plays in the middle of the defence  
centre of curvature  
      n   the centre of a circle whose radius, the radius of curvature is normal to the concave side of a curve at a given point  
centre of gravity  
      n   the point through which the resultant of the gravitational forces on a body always acts  
centre of mass  
      n   the point at which the mass of a system could be concentrated without affecting the behaviour of the system under the action of external linear forces  
centre of pressure  
      n  
1      (Physics)   the point in a body at which the resultant pressure acts when the body is immersed in a fluid  
2      (Aeronautics)   the point at which the resultant aerodynamic forces intersect the chord line of the aerofoil  
centre pass  
      n     (Hockey)   a push or hit made in any direction to start the game or to restart the game after a goal has been scored  
centre punch  
      n   a small steel tool with a conical tip used to punch a small indentation at the location of the centre of a hole to be drilled  
centre spread  
      n  
1    the pair of two facing pages in the middle of a magazine, newspaper, etc., often illustrated  
2    a photograph of a nude or nearly nude woman (or man) in a magazine on such pages  
centre stage  
      n  
1    the centre point on a stage  
2    the main focus of attention  
centre three-quarter  
      n     (Rugby)   either of two middle players on the three-quarter line  
civic centre  
      n     (Brit)   the public buildings of a town, including recreational facilities and offices of local administration  
community centre  
      n   a building used by members of a community for social gatherings, educational activities, etc.  
cost centre  
      n   a unit, such as a department of a company, to which costs may be allocated for cost accounting purposes  
daycare centre  
      n      another name (esp. U.S. and N.Z.) for       day nursery  
dead centre  
      n  
1    the exact top (top dead centre) or bottom (bottom dead centre) of the piston stroke in a reciprocating engine or pump  
2    a pointed rod mounted in the tailstock of a lathe to support a workpiece,   (Also called)    dead point  
detention centre  
      n   a place where young persons may be detained for short periods by order of a court  
detoxification centre  
      n   a place that specializes in the treatment of alcoholism or drug addiction  
drop-in centre  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a daycentre run by the social services or a charity that clients may attend on an informal basis  
field centre  
      n   a centre equipped for field studies, usually situated in or near an area where field studies are carried out  
garden centre  
      n   a place where gardening tools and equipment, plants, seeds, etc., are sold  
health centre  
      n   (in Britain) premises, owned by a local authority, providing health care for the local community and usually housing a group practice, nursing staff, a child-health clinic, X-ray facilities, etc.  
interpretive centre  
      n   (at a place of interest, such as a country park, historical site, etc.) a building or group of buildings that provides interpretation of the place of interest through a variety of media, such as video displays and exhibitions of material, and, often, includes facilities such as refreshment rooms and gift shops,   (Also called)    visitor centre  
law centre  
      n     (Brit)   an independent service financed by a local authority, which provides free legal advice and information to the general public  
leisure centre  
      n   a building designed to provide facilities for a range of leisure pursuits, such as a sports hall, café, and meeting rooms  
live centre  
      n   a conically pointed rod mounted in the headstock of a lathe that locates and turns with the workpiece  
   Compare       dead centre       2  
music centre  
      n   a single hi-fi unit containing a turntable, amplifier, radio, cassette player, and compact disc player  
nerve centre  
      n  
1    a group of nerve cells associated with a specific function  
2    a principal source of control over any complex activity  
Wall Street is the financial nerve centre of America     
off-centre  
      adj  
1    displaced from a centre point or axis  
2    slightly eccentric or unconventional; not completely sound or balanced  
play-centre  
      n      the N.Z. name for       playgroup  
profit centre  
      n   a unit or department of a company that is responsible for its costs and its profits  
property centre  
      n   a service for buying and selling property, including conveyancing, provided by a group of local solicitors,   (In full)    solicitors property centre  
reception centre  
      n     (Social welfare)     (in Britain)  
1    a place to which distressed people, such as vagrants, addicts, victims of a disaster, refugees, etc., go pending more permanent arrangements  
2    a local-authority home where children are looked after in a family crisis or where long-term placement is arranged for a child whose family cannot provide a home  
remand centre  
      n   (in Britain) an institution to which accused persons are sent for detention while awaiting appearance before a court. Until 1967 remand centres were for young people between 14 and 21 years of age  
shopping centre  
      n  
1    a purpose-built complex of shops, restaurants, etc., for the use of pedestrians  
2    the area of a town where most of the shops are situated  
Social Education Centre  
      n   a daycentre, run by a local authority, for mentally handicapped people and sometimes also for physically handicapped or mentally ill adults  
storm centre  
      n  
1    the centre of a cyclonic storm, etc., where pressure is lowest  
2    the centre of any disturbance or trouble  
teachers' centre  
      n   (in Britain) a place that provides a central store of educational aids, such as films and display material, and also in-service training, and is available for use to all the teachers within a particular area  
top dead-centre  
      n     (Engineering)   the position of the crank of a reciprocating engine or pump when the piston is at the top of its stroke,   (Abbrev.)    t.d.c  
visitor centre  
      n      another term for       interpretive centre  
youth custody centre  
      n      the former name for       young offender institution  

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Broca's area   , centre         
      n   the region of the cerebral cortex of the brain concerned with speech; the speech centre  
     (C19: named after Paul Broca)  


active centre  
      n     (Biochem)   the region in an enzyme molecule in which the reactive groups that participate in its action are juxtaposed  
Adult Training Centre  
      n     (Social welfare)   a day centre, run by a local authority, for mentally handicapped people to gain work experience  
attendance centre  
      n   (in Britain) a place at which young offenders are required to attend regularly instead of going to prison  
birthing centre  
      n     (N.Z.)   a private maternity hospital  
bottom dead centre  
      n     (Engineering)   the position of the crank of a reciprocating engine when the piston is at its nearest point to the crankshaft,   (Also called)    outer dead centre  
centre          ,   (U.S.)   center  
      n  
1      (Geometry)  
a    the midpoint of any line or figure, esp. the point within a circle or sphere that is equidistant from any point on the circumference or surface  
b    the point within a body through which a specified force may be considered to act, such as the centre of gravity  
2    the point, axis, or pivot about which a body rotates  
3    a point, area, or part that is approximately in the middle of a larger area or volume  
4    a place at which some specified activity is concentrated  
a shopping centre     
5    a person or thing that is a focus of interest  
6    a place of activity or influence  
a centre of power     
7    a person, group, policy, or thing in the middle  
8    usually cap     (Politics)  
a    a political party or group favouring moderation, esp. the moderate members of a legislative assembly  
b    (as modifier)  
a Centre-Left alliance     
9      (Physiol)   any part of the central nervous system that regulates a specific function  
respiratory centre     
10    a bar with a conical point upon which a workpiece or part may be turned or ground  
11    a punch mark or small conical hole in a part to be drilled, which enables the point of the drill to be located accurately  
12      (Football, hockey, etc.)  
a    a player who plays in the middle of the forward line  
b    the act or an instance of passing the ball from a wing to the middle of the field, court, etc.  
13      (Basketball)  
a    the position of a player who jumps for the ball at the start of play  
b    the player in this position  
14      (Archery)  
a    the ring around the bull's eye  
b    a shot that hits this ring  
      vb  
15    to move towards, mark, put, or be at a centre  
16    tr   to focus or bring together  
to centre one's thoughts     
17    intr; often foll by: on   to have as a main point of view or theme  
the novel centred on crime     
18    tr   to adjust or locate (a workpiece or part) using a centre  
19    intr; foll by: on or round   to have as a centre  
20    tr     (Football, hockey, etc.)   to pass (the ball) into the middle of the field or court  
     (C14: from Latin centrum the stationary point of a compass, from Greek kentron needle, from kentein to prick)  
Centre  
      n  
1    the. the sparsely inhabited central region of Australia  
2      (French)   a region of central France: generally low-lying; drained chiefly by the Rivers Loire, Loir, and Cher  
centre bit  
      n   a drilling bit with a central projecting point and two side cutters  
centre-fire  
      adj  
1    (of a cartridge) having the primer in the centre of the base  
2    (of a firearm) adapted for such cartridges,   (Compare)        rim-fire  
centre forward  
      n     (Soccer, hockey, etc.)   the central forward in the attack  
centre half   , centre back         
      n     (Soccer)   a defender who plays in the middle of the defence  
centre of curvature  
      n   the centre of a circle whose radius, the radius of curvature is normal to the concave side of a curve at a given point  
centre of gravity  
      n   the point through which the resultant of the gravitational forces on a body always acts  
centre of mass  
      n   the point at which the mass of a system could be concentrated without affecting the behaviour of the system under the action of external linear forces  
centre of pressure  
      n  
1      (Physics)   the point in a body at which the resultant pressure acts when the body is immersed in a fluid  
2      (Aeronautics)   the point at which the resultant aerodynamic forces intersect the chord line of the aerofoil  
centre pass  
      n     (Hockey)   a push or hit made in any direction to start the game or to restart the game after a goal has been scored  
centre punch  
      n   a small steel tool with a conical tip used to punch a small indentation at the location of the centre of a hole to be drilled  
centre spread  
      n  
1    the pair of two facing pages in the middle of a magazine, newspaper, etc., often illustrated  
2    a photograph of a nude or nearly nude woman (or man) in a magazine on such pages  
centre stage  
      n  
1    the centre point on a stage  
2    the main focus of attention  
centre three-quarter  
      n     (Rugby)   either of two middle players on the three-quarter line  
civic centre  
      n     (Brit)   the public buildings of a town, including recreational facilities and offices of local administration  
community centre  
      n   a building used by members of a community for social gatherings, educational activities, etc.  
cost centre  
      n   a unit, such as a department of a company, to which costs may be allocated for cost accounting purposes  
daycare centre  
      n      another name (esp. U.S. and N.Z.) for       day nursery  
dead centre  
      n  
1    the exact top (top dead centre) or bottom (bottom dead centre) of the piston stroke in a reciprocating engine or pump  
2    a pointed rod mounted in the tailstock of a lathe to support a workpiece,   (Also called)    dead point  
detention centre  
      n   a place where young persons may be detained for short periods by order of a court  
detoxification centre  
      n   a place that specializes in the treatment of alcoholism or drug addiction  
drop-in centre  
      n     (Social welfare)   (in Britain) a daycentre run by the social services or a charity that clients may attend on an informal basis  
field centre  
      n   a centre equipped for field studies, usually situated in or near an area where field studies are carried out  
garden centre  
      n   a place where gardening tools and equipment, plants, seeds, etc., are sold  
health centre  
      n   (in Britain) premises, owned by a local authority, providing health care for the local community and usually housing a group practice, nursing staff, a child-health clinic, X-ray facilities, etc.  
interpretive centre  
      n   (at a place of interest, such as a country park, historical site, etc.) a building or group of buildings that provides interpretation of the place of interest through a variety of media, such as video displays and exhibitions of material, and, often, includes facilities such as refreshment rooms and gift shops,   (Also called)    visitor centre  
law centre  
      n     (Brit)   an independent service financed by a local authority, which provides free legal advice and information to the general public  
leisure centre  
      n   a building designed to provide facilities for a range of leisure pursuits, such as a sports hall, café, and meeting rooms  
live centre  
      n   a conically pointed rod mounted in the headstock of a lathe that locates and turns with the workpiece  
   Compare       dead centre       2  
music centre  
      n   a single hi-fi unit containing a turntable, amplifier, radio, cassette player, and compact disc player  
nerve centre  
      n  
1    a group of nerve cells associated with a specific function  
2    a principal source of control over any complex activity  
Wall Street is the financial nerve centre of America     
off-centre  
      adj  
1    displaced from a centre point or axis  
2    slightly eccentric or unconventional; not completely sound or balanced  
play-centre  
      n      the N.Z. name for       playgroup  
profit centre  
      n   a unit or department of a company that is responsible for its costs and its profits  
property centre  
      n   a service for buying and selling property, including conveyancing, provided by a group of local solicitors,   (In full)    solicitors property centre  
reception centre  
      n     (Social welfare)     (in Britain)  
1    a place to which distressed people, such as vagrants, addicts, victims of a disaster, refugees, etc., go pending more permanent arrangements  
2    a local-authority home where children are looked after in a family crisis or where long-term placement is arranged for a child whose family cannot provide a home  
remand centre  
      n   (in Britain) an institution to which accused persons are sent for detention while awaiting appearance before a court. Until 1967 remand centres were for young people between 14 and 21 years of age  
shopping centre  
      n  
1    a purpose-built complex of shops, restaurants, etc., for the use of pedestrians  
2    the area of a town where most of the shops are situated  
Social Education Centre  
      n   a daycentre, run by a local authority, for mentally handicapped people and sometimes also for physically handicapped or mentally ill adults  
storm centre  
      n  
1    the centre of a cyclonic storm, etc., where pressure is lowest  
2    the centre of any disturbance or trouble  
teachers' centre  
      n   (in Britain) a place that provides a central store of educational aids, such as films and display material, and also in-service training, and is available for use to all the teachers within a particular area  
top dead-centre  
      n     (Engineering)   the position of the crank of a reciprocating engine or pump when the piston is at the top of its stroke,   (Abbrev.)    t.d.c  
visitor centre  
      n      another term for       interpretive centre  
youth custody centre  
      n      the former name for       young offender institution  

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centre

  
1   
      n   bull's-eye, core, crux, focus, heart, hub, kernel, mid     (archaic)   middle, midpoint, nucleus, pivot  
2   
      vb   cluster, concentrate, converge, focus, revolve  
  
Antonyms     
,       n   border, boundary, brim, circumference, edge, fringe, limit, lip, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim  
      vb   bestrew, diffuse, disseminate, fling, scatter, spread, sprinkle, strew, toss  

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n.
Wood where the log is first quartered lengthways, resulting in wedges with right angles in the centre of the log. Less prone to shrinkage and is more stable. Used in barrel-making.
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