Never mind what the after-dinner speaker says—the press is not an Archimedean lever and probably never was.
The invention with which his name is most frequently linked is that of the Archimedean screw.
An Archimedean lever had been found at last with which to move the world.
When a business man once gets his mind set, not even an Archimedean lever could stir it.
There are no sects in geometry; one does not speak of a Euclidian, an Archimedean.
He had found what he had so long sighed for in vain,—his point d'appui, wherein to fix the Archimedean screw.
This term generally alludes to the Archimedean screw, or screw-propeller.
The former is styled the Archimedean, the latter the Phantom Minnow, which collapses when struck by a fish.
Of these the best known are the block and tackle, the endless screw (worm gear), and the water snail, or Archimedean screw.
For the uplift of his flagging, flaccid will he seemed likely to require either the Archimedean lever or the Archimedean screw.