direct bearing

direct bearing

[də¦rekt ′ber·iŋ]
(civil engineering)
A direct vertical support in a structure.
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His conversation always related entirely to himself; he would remain calm and silent when the talk related to any topic that had no direct bearing on himself.
By thus renewing the custom of the old feudal days the Manor House was converted into an island during the night--a fact which had a very direct bearing upon the mystery which was soon to engage the attention of all England.
Private Miles' account, that he dropped his rifle and took to his heels down the Mall because on looking up he had suddenly seen the devil between him and the moon, was not accepted by the Court, and yet it may have a direct bearing upon the point at issue.
Now," he said, "read that account of a case, which has--as I believe-- a direct bearing on your own position, and on the experiment which I am tempting you to try.
It's a way for teachers to do lessons that have direct bearing on something out of the class.
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, signed by President Bush on April 20, has a direct bearing on employee benefit plans, according to the Segal Co.
Orpington is second best in the ante-post market at 14-1, while Northumberland Plate winner Mirjan is a 16-1 shot, along with Big Moment, Direct Bearing and Distant Prospect.
Successful trainer Dermot Weld also saddled Direct Bearing to stay on strongly for fourth.
The steady increase in the number of older people will have a direct bearing on family relationships and solidarity, generational equity and lifestyles.
Under a more patient ride form Pat Smullen, I think there is a sold chance of Direct Bearing going one better in this marathon off a 3 lb higher mark.
Hildebran said the governor's order and the actions in Covington and Lexington have no direct bearing on the Boyd County GSA issue, which first unfolded last October when a teacher-parent council recognized the group.
It was not until the final stride of this gruelling two and a quarter mile marathon that Miss Fara was able to catch Irish raider Direct Bearing, who had looked sure to give Dermot Weld his second win in the race when he held a clear lead with just two furlongs to run.