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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The support about which a lever turns. Also: A part of an animal that serves as a hinge or support. (plural)

Usage examples (16)
  • Immediately her mouth opened under his and he felt the length of her body pressing against his, building heat at the fulcra of breasts, belly and the juncture of her thighs.
  • For instance, Raising the Megalithic Roof, from the May 2000 History Today, describes a similar twin-fulcra system used by Oxfordshire engineer Cliff Osenton to build...
  • The machine consists of a central hollow cylinder, C, three-quarters of the circumference of which is covered by the hollow boxes, M, heated by steam through the pipes shown,...
  • Where the position of the animal is such as to throw the weight of the viscera into the pelvis, the brim necessarily widens, these weighty organs sink lower, and the beads of... for more
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