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sway

[swā]
(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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Study on influences of the plantar mechanoreceptor on body sways.
Comparison of anteroposterior and mediolateral sways at pre- and post-treatment intervals for the control group Pre-treatment Post-treatment Mean [+ or -] SD Mean [+ or -] SD t-cal p-value AS (mm) 19.
The problem of separation and biomechanical interpretation of different sway patterns and finding out the appropriate diagnostic parameters is important because various sway patterns have been found at different sensory organization and the motor control tests and associated with a variety of organic balance disorders [9].
Sound-evoked activation of the vestibular system and the resulting postural responses lead to increasing of the body sway in the coronal plane at low and middle frequencies and in the closed-eyes condition [12].
The language of his prose characteristically sways between hesitance and exuberance, self-deprecation and self-affirmation, a diffident sense of audience and a forthright insistence that poetry is, as he puts it in The Redress of Poetry, a "wilful and unabashed activity" (163); in part, the sway Heaney exerts as a critic is founded on this balancing of accommodative and assertive impulses.
the keel of the poetry is deeply set in the element of sensation while the mind's lookout sways metrically and farsightedly in the element of pure comprehension--which is to say that the elevation of Beowulf is always, paradoxically, buoyantly down-to-earth.
26] In a normal individual, during in-place standing, the COG sways randomly within the limits of stability.