Or did the planet just spin on its axis when all those nines became zeroes and tip us upside down and shake out all our values?
Wishful thinking is not the best basis for a meaningful alliance, never mind an axis of good.
It didn't last long, because Hezbollah immediately sought to stymie any attempt to steer Lebanon away from the Iran-Syria axis.
This could shift global media decision-making from its familiar New York-Los Angeles axis to the Bay Area.
Japan, though not a direct Holocaust perpetrator, was the fourth member of the axis, along with Germany, Austria, and Italy.
It lies in the form of a trough with its axis running east and west.
The most elaborate discussion only consists in revolving on one's own axis.
L is a loop, the axis of which is straight, while R is one the axis of which is curved or crooked.
The earth revolves on its axis from West to East, so do all the rest.
The only equable motion she has, is her revolution on her own axis.
1540s, "imaginary straight line around which a body (such as the Earth) rotates," from Latin axis "axle, pivot, axis of the earth or sky," from PIE *aks- "axis" (cf. Old English eax, Old High German ahsa "axle;" Greek axon "axis, axle, wagon;" Sanskrit aksah "an axle, axis, beam of a balance;" Lithuanian aszis "axle"). Figurative sense in world history of "alliance between Germany and Italy" (later extended unetymologically to include Japan) is from 1936. Original reference was to a "Rome-Berlin axis" in central Europe. The word later was used in reference to a London-Washington axis (World War II) and a Moscow-Peking axis (early Cold War).
axis ax·is (āk'sĭs)
n. pl. ax·es (āk'sēz')
A real or imaginary straight line about which a body or geometric object rotates or may be conceived to rotate.
A center line to which parts of a structure or body may be referred.
The second cervical vertebra. Also called epistropheus, vertebra dentata.
An artery that divides into many branches at its origin.
Plural axes (āk'sēz')