Definition of Backsets

1. Verb. (third-person singular of backset) ¹



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Definition of Backsets

1. backset [n] - See also: backset

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backsets

backscatters
backscratch
backscratched
backscratcher
backscratchers
backscratches
backscratching
backscroll
backseat
backseat driver
backseat drivers
backseater
backseaters
backseats
backset
backsets (current term)
backsetting
backsettler
backsettlers
backsey
backseys
backshadowing
backshadowings
backsheesh
backsheeshed
backsheeshes
backsheeshing
backshift
backshifted
backshifting

Literary usage of Backsets

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1. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by Nathan Clarke Johnson, George Albert Hool (1920)
"Narrower backsets may be had on special ... The stiles should be not less than 3 in.; other backsets may be had on special ..."

2. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"The stiles should always be of the proper width to allow for the use of locks with regular "backsets." Special backsets add to the cost and cause delay in ..."

3. Locks and Builders Hardware: A Hand Book for Architects by Henry Robinson Towne (1904)
"*Made to order with Special backsets from i 3^ to 5 inches. ... M ade to order with Special backsets from ifá to 4^ inches. ..."

4. Elementary text book for young surveyors and levellers by Henry James Castle (1856)
"The proof of the correctness of these calculations is obtained by adding the backsets together, and the foresets together, and finding the difference ..."

5. Proceedings by American Pomological Society (1913)
"... notwithstanding the eight or ten backsets, is, that it is really comparatively in its infancy and occupies a position in the fruit world very similar to ..."

6. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1895)
"This volume continues to illustrate the course of the prophetical ideas, steadily milking their way despite constantly recurring backsets, till their final ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"There are, however, other rivers the waters of which give no suggestion of haste : they meet innumerable turns, eddies and backsets, they are divided by ..."

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