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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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Then it is a good thing, O Excellency Our Governor, that you come and see the crops which have failed, and discover that we have not lied.
Assuredly," the Governor repeated, and came back by the way he had gone.
In this delicate and important circumstance of personal responsibility, the President of Confederated America would stand upon no better ground than a governor of New York, and upon worse ground than the governors of Maryland and Delaware.
The qualified negative of the President differs widely from this absolute negative of the British sovereign; and tallies exactly with the revisionary authority of the council of revision of this State, of which the governor is a constituent part.
Seeing this the great governor asked the creditor what answer he had to make to what his opponent said.
All were filled with amazement, and looked upon their governor as another Solomon.
I could not recover myself in some time, till the governor assured me, "that I should receive no hurt:" and observing my two companions to be under no concern, who had been often entertained in the same manner, I began to take courage, and related to his highness a short history of my several adventures; yet not without some hesitation, and frequently looking behind me to the place where I had seen those domestic spectres.
The inspector listened attentively; then, turning to the governor, observed, "He will become religious -- he is already more gentle; he is afraid, and retreated before the bayonets -- madmen are not afraid of anything; I made some curious observations on this at Charenton.
While this cry was at the loudest, the people were surprised by the well-known figure of Governor Bradstreet himself, a patriarch of nearly ninety, who appeared on the elevated steps of a door, and, with characteristic mildness, besought them to submit to the constituted authorities.
And while he composed his face, and continued to smile cheerfully on the governor, he was considering how Baisemeaux, who was not aware of his address, knew, however, that Vannes was his residence.
But in a little while the people had the whole power in their own hands, and chose annually the governor, the councillors, and the representatives.
Without further adventure, they reached the dwelling of Governor Bellingham.
Totherest Governor,' replied Mr Riderhood, mollified and mysterious, 'I know wot it is to be loud, and I know wot it is to be soft.
A few minutes later the Governor received Alpatych and hurriedly said to him:
You know the Governor is a very nice man, though he has the misfortune not to be handsome.
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