lever lever  /ˈlɛ vər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
  2. (n) a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum
  3. (n) a flat metal tumbler in a lever lock
  4. (v) to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open

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  1. Apparently the intuitive aversion to giving someone a lethal push is stronger than the aversion to a lethal lever pull.
  2. And he has recouped one more lever of power: in 2000 Florida Governor Jeb Bush reinstated the rights taken away by Colson's felony convictionincluding the right to vote.
  3. Neuman also regrets the Administration's use of humiliation and shame as a lever for school reform.

News

  1. NYC wants its old mechanical-lever voting machines back

    The New York City Board of Elections is hoping to replace state-of-the art optical scanning voting machines with decades-old mechanical-lever machines for the city's mayoral primary in September.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Network World

  2. Potholes Reservoir region fishing action turning on for perch, walleye and bass

    Here is a report from Mike Meseberg with MarDon Resort in the Potholes Reservoir of Eastern Washington: Perch fishing on the MarDon Dock continues to provide many families with limit lever perch catching.  It continues to amaze our returning guests at MarDon Resort to see the increased populati
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. Sponsored post: Finding the tools to move the earth

    Archimedes asked only for a lever and a place to stand and promised he could move the earth. Maybe he was only playing 200 B.C. hype man for his mathematical musings on levers, but it's a point worth taking: Work smarter and accomplish great things.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: GigaOM

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Quotes

  1. Simon Fuller said "Kara DioGuardi is a smart sassy lady and one of America's most successful songwriters. We know she will bring a high lever of energy and excitement in the show."
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Simon Fuller Source: SEO Web Design Firm

  2. "Hopefully we never have to pull that lever, but we would be irresponsible not to have a lever like that to pull," said Jobs.
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "Look, he's a very competitive guy," Rove said of Bush. "None of us is indispensable or unreplaceable except (Bush) and Dick Cheney, and they ain't going anywhere. And he will use every lever at his command and use every power that he's got...
    on Aug 13, 2007 By: Karl Rove Source: Guardian Unlimited

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