Origin of rotatory
Related formsun·ro·ta·to·ry, adjective
Examples from the Web for rotatory
This machine takes the name of torno, from its rotatory motion.Letters from Spain|Joseph Blanco White
The books he chose puzzled and almost shocked the rotatory guardians of his sanctum.The Soul of a Child|Edwin Bjorkman
This rotatory motion carried unequal shreds from the centre towards the border, and reciprocally.Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men|Francois Arago
In this rotatory motion, responsibility is thrown off from the parts, and from the whole.The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume II|Thomas Paine
That when moved, its motion is rotatory and not rectilinear, it owes to its own nature.