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displacer

[dis-pley-ser] /dɪsˈpleɪ sər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that displaces.
2.
plum1 (def 10).
Origin of displacer
1580-1590
1580-90; displace + -er1
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  • As soon as the displacer was activated, the Grom armies would begin to pour through.

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  • Over the centuries, the Grom scientists had developed the displacer.

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  • The planting of the displacer was too important a thing for him to fumble again.

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  • The engine contains two cylinders—a power cylinder A and a displacer cylinder B.

  • Somehow, one of them had to get very near the reactor room, in order to activate the displacer.

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  • The displacer in his body pouch pulsed and tugged, urging him to be on his way toward the distant reactor room.

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  • The displacer pulsed, reminding him of the job he had to do.

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  • A triumph of Identity Engineering, the displacer allowed mass to be moved instantaneously between any two linked points.

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  • I'll disguise myself as a Man, walk through the gate to the reactor room, and activate my displacer.

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