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

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In each man's hand was a copy of the pamphlet; in each man's eye terror and uneasiness of the sort that Governors spend and are spent to clear away.
That," said the Sheikh of the village, "is a fox, O Excellency Our Governor.
But the constitutions of several of the States expressly declare their governors to be commanders-in-chief, as well of the army as navy; and it may well be a question, whether those of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, in particular, do not, in this instance, confer larger powers upon their respective governors, than could be claimed by a President of the United States.
This will scarcely, however, be considered as a point upon which any comparison can be grounded; for if, in this particular, there be a resemblance to the king of Great Britain, there is not less a resemblance to the Grand Seignior, to the khan of Tartary, to the Man of the Seven Mountains, or to the governor of New York.
In this chair, likewise, did those excellent governors preside while holding consultations with the chief councillors of the province, who were styled assistants.
The period during which the governors sat in our chair was not very full of striking incidents.
The governor lowered the staff, and as he did so the old man who had the stick handed it to the other old man to hold for him while he swore, as if he found it in his way; and then laid his hand on the cross of the staff, saying that it was true the ten crowns that were demanded of him had been lent him; but that he had with his own hand given them back into the hand of the other, and that he, not recollecting it, was always asking for them.
The governor and his family are served and attended by domestics of a kind somewhat unusual.
Seeing a stranger, escorted by two turnkeys holding torches and accompanied by two soldiers, and to whom the governor spoke bareheaded, Dantes, who guessed the truth, and that the moment to address himself to the superior authorities was come, sprang forward with clasped hands.
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.
Among those who promoted the design, Governor Bellingham was said to be one of the most busy.
T'otherest Governor,' returned the man in a tone of injured innocence, 'if you don't care to hear no more, don't hear no more.
To see the Governor by his excellency's order," answered Alpatych, lifting his head and proudly thrusting his hand into the bosom of his coat as he always did when he mentioned the prince.
And about the Governor at tea time," chuckled unrepentant Dan.
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