from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Centering in one's self.
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The straddle is self-centering, and clamps securely with two small hex screws.
Note also that the firepan comes bundled with a hanging chain, in case you want to have a suspended “self-centering” fireplace, or you could buy two for campsite poi twirling.
I went back to shop and was told this was a design issue due to the self-centering floating straddle.
Bargaining “springs from fear, and fear, is the most self-centering of all emotions” (138).
The inner form was self-centering, so that there was little variation in the thickness of the pipe.
Concrete Construction Methods and Costs Halbert Powers Gillette
With Jane Hastings, self-centering took the form of self-analysis most of the time.
The Conflict 1911
At the center, where the hubs pass through them, there is provided a self-centering packing ring (Fig. 9), which is free to move sidewise, but is prevented from turning, by suitable lugs.
Sometimes it was sheer disinclination to make an effort to communicate with her, sometimes, and usually, the self-centering concentration which included himself and his career, as well as his work, seemed to obliterate even any memory of her existence.
Between Friends 1899
Hastings, self-centering took the form of self-analysis most of the time.
The Conflict David Graham Phillips 1889
The advanced tube cutting technology features self-centering chucking jaws that do not need to be changed, and rollers that guide the tubes through the machine automatically adjust to their diameter.