from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a lathe, the point of the back or dead spindle of the tail-stock.
  • n. The position of the link-block of a Stephenson-link reversing-gear when the engine is running backward; the position of the link-block when it is controlled by the backward eccentric.


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  • Last week, I said Analeigh seemed strong because she was holding the center and glowing, but McKey stands tall and proud towards the back-center, commanding our attention.

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