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librating


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Librate  \Li"brate\  (l[imac]"br[=a]t),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Librated}  (l[imac]"br[asl]*t[e^]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Librating}.]  [L.  libratus  p.  p.  of  librare  to  balance,  to 
  make  even  fr  libra.  Cf  {Level},  {Deliberate}, 
  {Equilibrium}.] 
  To  vibrate  as  a  balance  does  before  resting  in  equilibrium; 
  hence  to  be  poised. 
 
  Their  parts  all  librate  on  too  nice  a  beam.  --Clifton. 




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