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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A plane along which strains of compression in the earth's crust are eased by shearing; a shearing-plane.


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  • Formerly the attachment of two or three tractors was all that was necessary to insure immobility, and thus vulnerability; but with the Velantian development of a shear-plane to cut tractor beams, a new technique became necessary.

    Gray Lensman

  • And again the Nevian shear-plane of force slashed at the



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