Usage examples for rotation

  1. That is, we must first find out the forma or formal cause of spontaneous rotation. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  2. As a rule, I believe in the rotation of callers as implicitly as I do in the rotation of crops. – The Dominant Strain by Anna Chapin Ray
  3. The transfer of two more men to the raft was quickly and noiselessly accomplished, and once again the catamaran was permitted to swing on the tide's rotation into the open entrance of the inlet. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  4. One trouble with the proof is that the rotation has not been about the same point, so that it has never been looked upon as other than an interesting illustration. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
  5. Plain opened out of plain in endless rotation, rings of sun- scorched earth brushed up about the horizon in a low ridge like the raised rim on a plate. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  6. Instead of making their administrative duties an interruption to their legislative labours, and urging the necessity for attending to both as a plea for the performance of neither, the commissioners took the sovereignty in rotation for five days at a time, and as ten rulers acting all at once would have kept nothing straight, this arrangement for obtaining the strength of unity was altogether a judicious one. – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  7. No, he would aim McCann back, in the direction opposite to the direction or rotation of the asteroids. – The Risk Profession by Donald Edwin Westlake
  8. He is like the farmer's fields, that only need a rotation of crops. – Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt by John Burroughs
  9. If the Commune is not well- to- do and is small, it hires quarters from a peasant, or establishes a rotation, and the teacher passes from hut to hut. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  10. This apparent exception to the law of change of crop in natured forest growth was ingeniously explained by General Harrison's suggestion, that the lapse of time since the era of the mound- builders was so great as to have embraced several successive generations of trees, and occasioned, by their rotation, a return to the original vegetation. – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  11. The matrons then used to be appointed priestesses in rotation. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  12. Turn on a magnet in the right hand; lift up the left hand and anchor it higher; turn on the right hand and lift it even with the left, then anchor it again; do the same with both legs; then begin the process all over again, turning the magnets off and on in rotation. – The Penal Cluster by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)
  13. She had fully rehearsed this little speech, which she intended to say at every house in due rotation. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  14. Hence arises the claim to be under no command whatsoever to any one, upon any account, any otherwise than by rotation, and that just as far only as that person is, in his turn, under his also. – Politics A Treatise on Government by Aristotle
  15. If the loops are properly placed, the final twisting should make one complete rotation of the string in a distance of one or two inches. – Hunting with the Bow and Arrow by Saxton Pope