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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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I can only assume the committee was swayed by the attractive female objector.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said Britain will not be swayed from the mission plan in Afghanistan, despite growing tensions between western forces and the Afghan population.
The kidnappers who seized Kenneth Bigley are proving their power over the West - and will not be swayed by emotion, according to an expert.
It was widely believed that youth, most of whom were attending synod for the first time and were new to the orderly style of deliberations, swayed a vote that affirmed the "integrity and sanctity" of same-gender relationships.
Constitution, but after reading Nicholas Kulish's article "Euro Brash" (April), I'm now completely swayed in its favor.
They intended to rely on the fact that a skyrocketing number of Americans allow themselves to be swayed by real or concocted popular opinion.
She began moving her head so subtly that it appeared still, while the flowers on her headdress swayed in time with the music.
2m bridge swayed under the weight of pedestrians when it first opened in June 2000, forcing closure.
The pounds 18m bridge swayed under the weight of thousands of pedestrians when it first opened in 2000
ENGINEERS are inspecting the new pounds 18 million Millennium Bridge after the structure had to be closed when it swayed violently under the weight of thousands of visitors.
THE first new bridge over the Thames in London for 100 years opened to the public yesterday - but was then closed after it swayed violently when 100,000 people crossed it.