lever

All Noun
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  • Do you see those two little levers where your right hand comes? Cited from The White Linen Nurse, by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • Can all three classes of levers be used in this way in the body? Cited from Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools, by Francis Marion Walters
  • When he released the lever, the stars remained at their new position.
  • You are standing some distance off in the train yard, next to a lever.
  • The lever would also usually advance the paper to the next line.
  • They soon observed that levers could be used in three different ways. Cited from A Book of Exposition, by Homer Heath Nugent
  • Little things are the levers which move the big things of life. Cited from Up the Hill and Over, by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  • The power into and out of the lever must be the same.
  • Both first- and second-class lever designs exist; second-class is by far the most common.
  • Both first- and second-class lever designs exist; second-class is by far the most common.
  • The total height from the ground to this point is called the height lever.
  • These were taken; but they were used only as levers in the settlement. Cited from Children of the Market Place, by Edgar Lee Masters
  • Once the lever was pulled out, the crown could be turned to set the time.
  • When such is the case, we raise them above the surface, by the help of levers. Cited from Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West, by Samuel Strickland
  • However, as someone once observed, given the right lever you can move a planet.
  • Turned back to the levers for a moment and looked again. Cited from The Sleeper Awakes, by H.G. Wells
  • He decided to stop manipulating the lever, since he had no idea what it might do.
  • For what general purpose are levers used in the body? Cited from Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools, by Francis Marion Walters
  • With levers they quickly lifted the stone, for some mysterious force within seemed to aid them. Cited from The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV, Ed. by Arthur Mee & J.A. Hammerton
  • Why are levers of the second class not adapted to the work of the body? Cited from Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools, by Francis Marion Walters
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Meaning of lever

  • noun A rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
  • noun A simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
  • noun A flat metal tumbler in a lever lock