Conservative pundits like to whine from time to time about how blacks “reflexively” or “unthinkingly” pull the Democratic lever.
The British were bombed, but we are fighting on some islands belonging to the lever Company, a British concern making soap.
If I went into the polling booth today, I would pull the lever for John McCain.
Even one third of union households ended up pulling the lever for Scott Walker last night.
In this age of consumer choice, you can pull the lever for the Alexander/Mendoza ticket in Colorado, Florida, and Ohio.
Unsteadily he touched the lever and his ill-omened craft forged ahead.
Here's the heap of stone he used as a fulcrum for his lever.
I suppose she is afraid the girl will fall out, or else the lever is stuck.
The bar or lever that is fixed to the top of the rudder-post is called a tiller.
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.