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Synonyms for governor

Synonyms for governor

a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)

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For our own part, we allow them just as little credence as to that other fable of the skeleton hand which the lieutenant- governor was said to have seen at the Colonel's throat, but which vanished away, as he advanced farther into the room.
The period during which the governors sat in our chair was not very full of striking incidents.
That," said the Sheikh of the village, "is a fox, O Excellency Our Governor.
I ask your pardons, Governors,' replied the ghost, as before, 'but probable you was not aware your door stood open.
Among those who promoted the design, Governor Bellingham was said to be one of the most busy.
One day a shabby, miserable-looking driver, who went by the name of "Seedy Sam", brought in his horse looking dreadfully beat, and the governor said:
The governor and his family are served and attended by domestics of a kind somewhat unusual.
Sancho rode on his ass like a patriarch, with his alforjas and bota, and longing to see himself soon governor of the island his master had promised him.
Meantime, the purpose of the Governor, in disturbing the peace of the town at a period when the slightest commotion might throw the country into a ferment, was almost the universal subject of inquiry, and variously explained.
An arm-chair, a footstool, a small table beside him, on which to rest his hand, everything was prepared by the governor himself.
Here the old governor lorded it over sixty Russians, who formed the corps of the trading establishment, besides an indefinite number of Indian hunters of the Kodiak tribe, who were continually coming and going, or lounging and loitering about the fort like so many hounds round a sportsman's hunting quarters.
DOOLITTLE [remonstrating] Now, now, look here, Governor.
There is a governor in this place," the king continued, in a fury of passion; "I will speak to him, I will summon him to me.
The same evening that the prince gave his instructions to Alpatych, Dessalles, having asked to see Princess Mary, told her that, as the prince was not very well and was taking no steps to secure his safety, though from Prince Andrew's letter it was evident that to remain at Bald Hills might be dangerous, he respectfully advised her to send a letter by Alpatych to the Provincial Governor at Smolensk, asking him to let her know the state of affairs and the extent of the danger to which Bald Hills was exposed.
A GOVERNOR visiting a State prison was implored by a Convict to pardon him.
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