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Forward motion   /fˈɔrwərd mˈoʊʃən/   Listen
Forward motion

The act of moving forward (as toward a goal).  Synonyms: advance, advancement, onward motion, procession, progress, progression.

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"Forward motion" Quotes from Famous Books

... patching it afterward with amendments always produces a labored look. If this has to be done, the tool should be passed finally over the whole groove to remove the superfluous tool marks—a sideway gliding motion of the edge, combined with its forward motion, often succeeds in this operation. To form the circular center of the flower, press down gouge Nos. 5 or 6, gently at first and perpendicular to the wood. When a cut has been made all round the ...
— Wood-Carving - Design and Workmanship • George Jack

... sleeve or support, h. The connection between the two is assured by means of a nut, c. The axle of the support, h, is held in the upright of the carriage, k, which receives from a piece, l, placed on the driving-shaft, n, a slow forward motion toward the tool, and a rapid motion backward. The trajectory curve or groove of special form of the piece, l, in which moves the conducting roller, o, of the carriage, is not closed everywhere on the two sides, in that the ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882 • Various

... and thickness, so that their actual volume remains the same. Muscles alternately contract and relax, and thus act upon the bones. The economy of muscular power thus displayed is truly remarkable. In easy and graceful walking, the forward motion of the limbs is not altogether due to the exercise of muscular power, but partly to the force of gravity, and only a slight assistance of the muscles is required to elevate the leg sufficiently to allow ...
— The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English • R. V. Pierce

Words linked to "Forward motion" :   move, march, retreat, life history, procession, clear sailing, push, leapfrog, career, plain sailing, progress, easy going, movement, advancement, motion

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