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dwell

1. a regular pause in the operation of a machine
2. a flat or constant-radius portion on a linear or rotary cam enabling the cam follower to remain static for a brief time

dwell

[dwel]
(design engineering)
That part of a cam that allows the cam follower to remain at maximum lift for a period of time.
(electricity)
The number of degrees through which the distributor cam rotates from the time that the contact points close to the time that they open again. Also known as dwell angle.
(engineering)
A pause in the application of pressure to a mold.
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He could not, of course, and had no answer for these farmyard habits which distressed him more than he could say, so much so that he dwelt upon it for weeks.
Worse was to follow because you went home and it appears dwelt upon what had happened.
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Following close on the announcement that Llanedeyrn High School was one of the schools identified for proposed closure (a plan thankfully now dismissed) the final term of the school year started with an inspection - the results of which have previously been reported and will not be dwelt upon here.
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You have been stoic in the face of adversity and that has been a trial in an age of 24-houra-day media scrutiny, where every human frailty is dwelt upon and magnified' - The Prime Minister, in the same speech.
He then moved further and dwelt upon the need for dialogue among different cultures, and therefore among the different religions which have formed these cultures.
Ninety-nine per cent of the species that have ever dwelt upon this Earth are now extinct.