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slaving

Of a gyro, the use of a torquer to maintain the orientation of the spin axis relative to an external reference such as a pendulum or a magnetic compass.
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Tony Tibbles says: 'His three sons had shares in 52 slaving voyages, but his fourth son, Banastre Tarleton, MP, was an abolitionist.' As part of a tightly-knit mercantile elite, abolitionists stood out against friends, neighbours and business colleagues.