He is, in truth, a typical American boy, possessing an average intelligence not yet regulated by the balance-wheel of experience.
However, Mrs. Stannard will be there, and she's a balance-wheel.
"Spinsters are the balance-wheel of the universe machinery," declared Ruth, laughing.
It may have served as a sort of balance-wheel, and helped to steady him, but it could not steer him.
His ingenious system of weak and divided ministries, with himself for balance-wheel, was destroyed.
When the balance-wheel, impelled by the escapement, rotates, it winds up the spring.
Her grief was all the more impressive, as she was, as a general thing, the balance-wheel of the whole Sweetbriar machinery.
The driving-pulley is 20 inches in diameter, and the balance-wheel 30 inches.
Harrison early conceived the idea that it might be possible to apply the same principle to the balance-wheel of the watch.
They saw a very great deal of each other, each serving as a sort of balance-wheel to the other's self-centred complacency.