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- n. compression
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Compression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one body pressing against or upon another, or the force with which it presses; pressure.
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The Nordic Design prize for wooden furniture made by compressure molding was founded in 1983 with the aim of increasing the interest for this technique.
Thus the weak would soon be swallowed up; and none could be secure without establishing a general balance of power to make the compressure everywhere nearly equal.
What profited most was compressure of the extremities with both my hands. '
A single tear fell from Gulielmo, notwithstanding the proud compressure of his lips.
A few miles above the junction of the southern and middle forks of the Columbia, two considerable lakes have been formed by the compressure of its waters among the adjoining mountains.
In this portable machine the little boy is fixed, a bag of sand being laid on his forehead, which by continual gentle compressure, gives the head somewhat the form of a brick from the temples upwards, and by these means they have high and lofty foreheads, sloping off backwards.
Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.
If these were spread over the surface of France, instead of close compressure in the court or cabinet, they would corrupt the whole country in two years.