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sway

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(naval architecture)
Lateral movement of the center of gravity of a ship.

sway

In thatched roof construction, one of the small willow or hazelwood rods laid at right angles to the thatching to hold it down.
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In the Women's category, while Faisalabad held sway, Lahore seized second place with 373 points, followed by Bahawalpur which claimed third place.
Jay Bayron started strong and held sway the rest of the way to tally a bogey-free 3-under 69 Friday, towing Thai Gunn Charoenkul and Clyde Mondilla heading to the final round of the ICTSI Orchard Golf Championship at Orchard's Player course in Dasmarinas, Cavite.
Ipswich were not dismayed and held sway for most of the first half, but the visitors defended stoutly.
It is true that the family of Imam of the iconic Jamia Masjid in Delhi has held sway over the mosque from generation to generation.
As such, it's a solid but not particularly distinguished effort, one that requires a significant suspension of disbelief to get to its insights about the Middle East and the nature of the strongmen who have held sway there.
IN THE Bexley''s Butchers Edge Hill League on Sunday, defences held sway in the U10s clash between New Kenny and Leighbridge Lions which ended goalless.
FORMULA ONE MERCEDES' power again held sway on the opening day of the final four-day pre-season Formula One test in Bahrain.
MAY I say that I also remember the Harold Wilson years when Socialism held sway with a vengeance.
He said the Taliban held sway in five districts, where 146 illegal armed groups existed.
A false rail on the inside saw the bulk of the low-drawn runners race towards the middle and that group held sway with 8-1 winner Jamaican Bolt (drawn four) touching 25 in running.
MARK Webber has revealed it was his head rather than his heart that held sway when it came to deciding whether to remain with Red Bull or jump ship to Ferrari.
THINGS have changed a bit since the non-PC dinosaurs held sway in our once macho police forces.