from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A form of bearing in which a hollow cylinder or quill fits the shaft-journal on its inside and the box or bearing proper on its outside surface. The sleeve may turn in the box or the shaft turn in the sleeve.
- n. A form of long bearing for a shaft to be inserted in a wall and permit the revolving shaft to pass through it to the other side.
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'Madam,' said Sir Bors, 'I grieve bitterly as to that sleeve-bearing, but I think he did it that none of his kin should know him.
Madam, said Sir Bors, that sleeve-bearing repenteth me sore, but I dare say he did it to none evil intent, but for this cause he bare the red sleeve that none of his blood should know him.