Definition of Counterpoises

1. Noun. (plural of counterpoise) ¹



2. Verb. (third-person singular of counterpoise) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterpoises

1. counterpoise [v] - See also: counterpoise

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterpoises

counterpleas
counterplot
counterplots
counterplotted
counterplotter
counterplotters
counterplotting
counterploy
counterploys
counterpoint
counterpointed
counterpointing
counterpoints
counterpoise
counterpoised
counterpoises (current term)
counterpoising
counterpoison
counterpoisons
counterpole
counterpoles
counterpose
counterposed
counterposes
counterposing
counterposition
counterpositional
counterpositions
counterpower
counterpowers

Literary usage of Counterpoises

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1. History of Liberty by Samuel Eliot (1853)
"Such, for the present, were the counterpoises against the imperial oppression. ... But the extent to which these counterpoises were carried must be gathered ..."

2. Modern Philology: Its Discoveries, History, and Influence by Benjamin Woodbridge Dwight (1864)
"The doctrine of counterpoises in derived forms. The whole system of checks and balances adopted by the Greeks, in the lengthening and shortening of words, ..."

3. A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks and Watches and Bells by Edmund Beckett Grimthorpe (1874)
"There should always be some external counterpoises to large hands, both for wind and weight. They should not be above J/ยง the length of the long hand, ..."

4. A Handbook of Chemical Manipulation by C[harles] Greville Williams (1857)
"The weight should be ascertained when empty, or, what is perhaps better, counterpoises for all the platinum crucibles, porcelain capsules, and other vessels ..."

5. The Works of Thomas Jackson, D.D. ...: Sometime President of Corpus Christi by Thomas Jackson (1844)
"... were overcharged with many unnecessary delights and worldly desires, had so much the more need of counterpoises to bring them back to their equilibrium, ..."

6. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1863)
"The old lever counterpoises of the Transit Instrument were removed some years since by Professor Challis, and replaced by spring counterpoises, ..."

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