In fact, the scene was a rather optimistic one, centering on pride that Lonegan had outperformed initial expectations.
It was my lodestone, my centering point, my story as a journalist covering Germany and the East Bloc.
Gunners blamed this bucking tendency on the practice of centering the trunnions on the lower line of the bore.
This may be followed up by centering the end of a round bar so as to make it true.
centering seems to have been used for dorm, arches, vaults, and door and window openings.
Two-thirds of this labor was on the centering or $0.36 per lin.
It was the centering of his thoughts and hopes upon this strange fancy that was actual monomania.
The centering and the beam and girder forms were supported by 6×6-in.
It belongs primarily to that most mystic of all schools of art, the Umbrian, centering in the town of Perugia.
And now Drew produced his own hidden weapon, centering it on Hatch.
late 14c., "middle point of a circle; point round which something revolves," from Old French centre (14c.), from Latin centrum "center," originally fixed point of the two points of a drafting compass, from Greek kentron "sharp point, goad, sting of a wasp," from kentein "stitch," from PIE root *kent- "to prick" (cf. Breton kentr "a spur," Welsh cethr "nail," Old High German hantag "sharp, pointed").
Figuratively from 1680s. Meaning "the middle of anything" attested from 1590s. Spelling with -re popularized in Britain by Johnson's dictionary (following Bailey's), though -er is older and was used by Shakespeare, Milton, and Pope. Center of gravity is recorded from 1650s. Center of attention is from 1868.
1590s, "to concentrate at a center," from center (n.). Related: Centered; centering. Meaning "to rest as at a center" is from 1620s. Sports sense of "to hit toward the center" is from 1890. To be centered on is from 1713. In combinations, -centered is attested by 1958.
center cen·ter (sěn'tər)
A point or place in the body that is equally distant from its sides or outer boundaries; the middle.
A group of neurons in the central nervous system that control a particular function.