Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See potence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Watch Making) The stud in which the bearing for the lower pivot of the verge is made.
“This may be understood better by consulting Fig. 8, where A is the gauge, C is the roller, E is the lever, F is the plate and G is the potance.”
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n. A rod, or something in the form of a rod or staff, carried as an emblem of authority or ensign of office; the mace of a bishop, dean, or other functionary.
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