Look at it now, David--if you can see it from the doorway of this hut--and you will see that it is still in the exact center of the heavens.
Centrifugal force hurled the particles of the nebulous center toward the crust as rapidly as they approached a solid state.
We were placed in the center of the amphitheater--the thousand creatures forming a great ring about us.
This motion, faithful to the laws of mechanics, would have been accelerated with the diminution of its volume; and a moment would have arrived when the centrifugal force would have overpowered the centripetal, which causes the molecules all to tend toward the center
The arrow sped true, and lodged in the white; again he shot, and again he hit the clout; a third shaft he sped, but this time failed of the center, and but struck the black, yet not more than a finger's-breadth from the white.
Then Will Scarlet took his place; but, because of overcaution, he spoiled his target with the very first arrow that he sped, for he hit the next ring to the black, the second from the center. At this Robin bit his lips.
The first arrow he struck into the center ring, but the second missed its mark, and smote the black; the last arrow was tipped with luck, for it smote the very center of the clout, upon the black spot that marked it.
And in truth he did so, for the shaft he loosed sped true, and landed on the black bull's-eye, though not in the exact center. Again he shot, and again he hit the black, on the opposite rim.
"The knave has left wide space at the center for all of your darts."
At a signal from Dak Kova the doors of two cages were thrown open and a dozen green Martian females were driven to the center of the arena.
As they advanced to meet one another I saw for the first time a trick of Martian swordsmanship which centered Kantos Kan's every hope of victory and life on one cast of the dice, for, as he came to within about twenty feet of the huge fellow he threw his sword arm far behind him over his shoulder and with a mighty sweep hurled his weapon point foremost at the green warrior.
And he knew that he would find them by the great post in the center
of Mbonga village.