lever


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Synonyms for lever

Synonyms for lever

a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum

a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock

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to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

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I shook my head sadly, and motioned to the starting lever.
Lever, the proprietor, of course had disappeared in convulsions of courtesy long before.
Lever coming towards them with his lumbering quickness.
Nothing," said Lever, with a deepening accent, "only you did not.
Could rotary levers be substituted for two of the limbs, agreeably to the improvement in my new order of phalangacrura, which might be rendered into the vernacular as lever- legged, there would be a delightful perfection and harmony in the construction.
When Riderhood had run to his second windlass and turned it, and while he leaned against the lever of that gate to help it to swing open presently, he noticed, lying to rest under the green hedge by the towing-path astern of the Lock, a Bargeman.
The voice of the falling water, like the voices of the sea and the wind, were as an outer memory to a contemplative listener; but not particularly so to Mr Riderhood, who sat on one of the blunt wooden levers of his lock-gates, dozing.
Let us now with whatever levers and steam-engines we have at hand, cant over the sperm whale's head, so that it may lie bottom up; then, ascending by a ladder to the summit, have a peep down the mouth; and were it not that the body is now completely separated from it, with a lantern we might descend into the great Kentucky Mammoth Cave of his stomach.
Heave over the coping stones from the battlements, an better may not be Get pick-axe and levers, and down with that huge pinnacle
The electricity produced passes forward, where it works, by electro-magnets of great size, on a system of levers and cog-wheels that transmit the movement to the axle of the screw.
When I passed outside, however, and pressed down the levers which controlled it, I knew at once by the whishing sound that there was a slight leakage, which allowed a regurgitation of water through one of the side cylinders.
It was the clank of the levers and the swish of the leaking cylinder.
He shifted his feet slightly, tautened his muscles with a tentative pull, then relaxed again, questing for a perfect adjustment of all the levers of his body.
The levers of his body snapped into play like the jaws of steel traps.
Lever, 46, denied raping and sexually abusing the women but was unanimously convicted of the offences by a jury earlier this month.