That is, TFA is neither a lever for dramatically improving or ruining U.S. public education.
Conservative pundits like to whine from time to time about how blacks “reflexively” or “unthinkingly” pull the Democratic lever.
Nevertheless, 58 million Americans pulled the lever for him on Tuesday.
If I went into the polling booth today, I would pull the lever for John McCain.
But the lever fans say the machines were efficient and effective—and that their fatal flaw was the weight.
Unsteadily he touched the lever and his ill-omened craft forged ahead.
He put the receiver back on its hook and stepped to the lever.
I suppose she is afraid the girl will fall out, or else the lever is stuck.
Moving the lever, he caused the cross hairs to center on the warhead.
The entire upper surface of the lever is rounded and the under surface is rounded, beginning 6 in.
c.1300, from Old French levier (Modern French leveur) "a lifter, a lever," agent noun from lever "to raise," from Latin levare "to raise," from levis "light" in weight, from PIE root *legwh- "light, having little weight; easy, agile, nimble" (cf. Sanskrit laghuh "quick, small;" Greek elakhys "small," elaphros "light;" Old Church Slavonic liguku, Lithuanian lengvas "light;" Old Irish laigiu "smaller, worse;" Gothic leihts, Old English leoht "light" (adj.)). As a verb, 1856, from the noun.
A simple machine consisting of a bar that pivots on a fixed support, or fulcrum, and is used to transmit torque. A force applied by pushing down on one end of the lever results in a force pushing up at the other end. If the fulcrum is not positioned in the middle of the lever, then the force applied to one end will not yield the same force on the other, since the torque must be the same on either side of the fulcrum. Levers, like gears, can thus be used to increase the force available from a mechanical power source. See more at fulcrum, See also mechanical advantage.