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Some articles on eccentric, eccentrics:

First Eccentric Club
... The first Eccentric Club had its roots in the Society of Eccentrics which existed from 1781 to the 1820s ... They were later renamed into The Eccentric Society Club, meeting at Tom Ree's in May's Building, St ... From 1781 through to 1846, the Eccentrics numbered upward of some 40,000 members, many of them holding high social position, such as Charles James Fox ...
Eccentric Reducer
... An eccentric reducer is a fitting used in piping systems between two pipes of different diameters ... Unlike a concentric reducer, which resembles a cone, eccentric reducers have an edge that is parallel to the connecting pipe ... The same fitting can be used in reverse as an eccentric increaser/expander ...
Ship Types Of The Culture - Behaviour and Relations - Eccentric
... or act in ways that are otherwise considered eccentric or at odds with accepted standards of behavior are considered to be Eccentric ... Eccentric is a descriptive term for ships and not a group in its own right for example, ROU Shoot Them Later was both Eccentric and part of the AhForgetIt Tendency of the Culture Ulterior ... Eccentric ships are not considered to have rejected their society ...
Mechanical Rectifier - Motor-driven Type - BTH Rectifier
... rotated by synchronous motor, driving an eccentric with a throw of about 2mm ... by rotating the position of the eccentric on its shaft, and by sliding wedges between the eccentric and push-rods ...
Tone Damli - Discography - Albums
... Peak chart positions NOR GRE Bliss Released 5 December 2005 Label Eccentric Music Formats CD 14 — Sweet Fever Released 8 May 2007 Label Eccentric ...

More definitions of "eccentric":

  • (adj): Not having a common center; not concentric.
    Example: "Eccentric circles"
    Synonyms: nonconcentric
  • (noun): A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).
    Example: "A friendly eccentric"
    Synonyms: character, type, case

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    It was when the trees were leafless first in November
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