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The eighth sphere had neither deferent nor epicycle but to it were attached the fixed stars.Astronomical Lore in Chaucer|Florence M. Grimm
Corresponding to each planet there was supposed to be a circle called a deferent, which had the earth as its centre.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
The moon moves on an epicycle centred on a second epicycle, itself centred on a deferent, excentric to the earth.History of Astronomy|George Forbes
The man's tone was so earnest, and there was so deferent a look in his eyes, that the Princess recovered some of her courage.
Mealy Benoît had paid his score already, and Hogshead Geoffroy's deferent escort of friends was getting restless.