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an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity

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The sweep of the pendulum had increased in extent by nearly a yard.
There was another interval of utter insensibility; it was brief; for, upon again lapsing into life there had been no perceptible descent in the pendulum.
The vibration of the pendulum was at right angles to my length.
Could I have broken the fastenings above the elbow, I would have seized and attempted to arrest the pendulum.
The measured movement of the pendulum disturbed them not at all.
But the stroke of the pendulum already pressed upon my bosom.
At the fifty-seventh second the door of the saloon opened; and the pendulum had not beat the sixtieth second when Phileas Fogg appeared, followed by an excited crowd who had forced their way through the club doors, and in his calm voice, said, "Here I am, gentlemen
It was the swing of the pendulum, Ruth, the eternal law which mocks our craving for content.
Of Pan and the elemental forces, the public has heard a little too much--they seem Victorian, while London is Georgian--and those who care for the earth with sincerity may wait long ere the pendulum swings back to her again.
There was a clock on the middle of the mantel- piece, with a picture of a town painted on the bottom half of the glass front, and a round place in the middle of it for the sun, and you could see the pendulum swinging behind it.
There is but one man in the whole earth whose hand can duplicate that crimson sign"-- he paused and raised his eyes to the pendulum swinging back and forth-- "and please God we will produce that man in this room before the clock strikes noon
Swinging like a bob upon a mad pendulum he swung far out and back again, turning and twisting three thousand feet above the surface of Barsoom, and then, at last, the thing he had hoped for occurred.
It became a pendulum, swinging wider and wider with every lunge of his weight.
Impelled by the blows that rained upon him, now from this side, now from that, White Fang swung back and forth like an erratic and jerky pendulum.
The pendulum hardness test of a coating applied to a test panel can be carried out in accordance with the test methods using either the Persoz or Konig pendulums as described in ASTM D 4366, BS 3900 E5, DIN 53157, ISO 1522 or NF T30-016.