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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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This has fully revealed that 'America first policy', which the gang of Trump is crying out loudly about, is nothing but the proclamation of aggression aimed at holding sway over the world according to its taste and at its own free will," Kim added.
Pace-setters Old Ball crushed Oakwood Alvis 5-1, Andy Hayes (2), Adam Bench, Darren Judge and Dave O'Loughlan holding sway while Dion Richards logged the home consolation.
The lines were clearly drawn with Scripture holding sway above all for Luther while other voices -- the fathers along with the canons and decretals -- played but an auxiliary and subordinate role.