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A temporary structure upon which the materials of a vault or arch are supported in position until the work becomes self-supporting.
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A shout was at that moment heard, as if issuing from the center of the rock, announcing that the neighboring cavern had at length been entered.
The fourth and fifth archers barely grazed the center.
Immediately I knew that we had reached the center of the base of the Temple of the Sun--the spiral runway led upward past the inner walls of the prison cells.
He drew the good yew bow quickly, and quickly loosed a shaft; so short was the time that no man could draw a breath betwixt the drawing and the shooting; yet his arrow lodged nearer the center than the other by twice the length of a barleycorn.
Their heads were round, too, and they had long, pointed ears and a horn set in the center of the forehead.
At that point it reached the center of gravity of the five-hundred-mile-thick crust.
Here he was soon the center of an excited mob whose intent seemed to be to dispatch him as quickly as possible.
He paused before the center of the wall opposite the door.
1859 a vacant dwelling in Vine street, in Cincinnati, became the center of a local excitement because of the strange sights and sounds said to be observed in it nightly.
In the center was a square, solid monument of hewn stone.
An observer endued with an infinite range of vision, and placed in that unknown center around which the entire world revolves, might have beheld myriads of atoms filling all space during the chaotic epoch of the universe.
The Countess Lidia Ivanovna was a friend of her husband's, and the center of that one of the coteries of the Petersburg world with which Anna was, through her husband, in the closest relations.

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