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- n. Plural form of fulcrum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. See fulcrum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Latin plural of fulcrum.
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The former two are supposed to constitute the living tissue of the State; the latter are the fulcra and resistances, the bone and cover of its body.
To move a block, he first balances it on two close-together 'fulcrumits' - fulcra that also act as pivots for horizontal rotation.
For instance, Raising the Megalithic Roof, from the May 2000 History Today, describes a similar twin-fulcra system used by Oxfordshire engineer Cliff Osenton to build replica dolmens.
Immediately her mouth opened under his and he felt the length of her body pressing against his, building heat at the fulcra of breasts, belly and the juncture of her thighs.
Where the position of the animal is such as to throw the weight of the viscera into the pelvis, the brim necessarily widens, these weighty organs sink lower, and the beads of the thigh-bones acting as fulcra permit the crest of the ilium to be carried outward, while the lower part of the pelvis is at the same time contracted.
The machine consists of a central hollow cylinder, C, three-quarters of the circumference of which is covered by the hollow boxes, M, heated by steam through the pipes shown, and which are mounted upon the levers, BB ', whose fulcra are at bb.
Positioned as they are, between the bifurcations of the suspensory ligament and the pastern joint, they serve as fulcra and effectively assist in minimizing concussion which is received by the suspensory ligament.
Two of the gun's crew raised the base of the cannon upon their handspikes, using the "steps" of the gun carriage as their fulcra.
Fortune, especially in war, uses tiny fulcra for her powerful lever.
The Levatores costarum being inserted near the fulcra of the ribs can have little action on the ribs; they act as rotators and lateral flexors of the vertebral column.