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top end

(in vertical engines) another name for little end (sense 1)

Top End

(Austral) the Top End, the northern part of the Northern Territory
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  • The moving lever which carries the pull has a German silver spiral spring on its top end.

    Electric Gas Lighting Norman H. Schneider
  • Then you will find that the top end will go into the bottom and make a ring.

    Woodland Tales Ernest Seton-Thompson
  • Two large holes were punched, with much labour and few tools, opposite one another at the wider or top end of the shoot.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • The first axe should be struck in at the smaller or top end of the log.

  • Bore three holes at the center to fit onto the two pins on the spool and the top end of the handle.

    Educational Toys Louis C. Petersen
  • The top end is rounded and the bottom end chamfered, as shown.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • At the top end it was broad, narrowing at the bottom to a width of about two hundred yards.

    The Ivory Child H. Rider Haggard
  • Now, set it on its end on the floor; we'll put a book on the top end.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton

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