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counterpoise

[′kau̇nt·ər‚pȯiz]
(electricity)
A system of wires or other conductors that is elevated above and insulated from the ground to form a lower system of conductors for an antenna. Also known as antenna counterpoise.
(mechanical engineering)

Counterpoise

The disposition of the parts of the body so that the weight-bearing leg, or engaged leg, is distinguished from the raised leg, or free leg, resulting in a shift in the axis between the hips and shoulders.
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She then counterpoises these with Isaiah, three "soundings" from Samuel and Chronicles, the Gospel of Mark, and Revelation as examples of nonviolent responses to violence.
There are a few comparative references in this context to the House of Fame and the Book of the Duchess; but nothing is said here or elsewhere about the Parliament of Fowls, which surely, in its way, counterpoises ideas of antiquity and modernity.
Pateman explicitly recognises the historical specificity of the social context of the sexual relations between men and women and counterpoises this to abstract universal contractarianism.
With the return of the telescope, work proceeded apace; the ladders to support the lower gallery were installed, plus the gallery itself together with its counterpoises and chains out to the lifting windlass; both upper galleries on the west wall were mounted with all the necessary supporting and operating machinery.
Takasaki's elemental design is heavy with primal metaphor, and counterpoises the twin themes of earth and water against those of the polar and celestial.
Nothing in this book recalls the glory and the agony of battle so well as did Philips here in 1750, nothing in the late-twentieth-century ideology of the book rivals the naive anti-war spirit so well as Southey's hackneyed `The Battle of Blenheim' which, in 1799 (published 1800), ironically counterpoises sentiments, such as are expressed in Philips's `Bleinheim', when Old Kaspar instructs his grandchildren and their naive prattle instructs him and us:
In her work one of the most useful counterpoises to traditional analyses of power is S/M; and she locates the discourses of transgender and S/M neatly within a larger performative framework, observing that "transgender is simply identity more consciously performed on the infrequently used playing field of gender, [while] S/M is simply a relationship more consciously performed within the forbidden arena of power.