There were two men in charles lever—a glad man and a sad man.
He dedicates it to charles lever, and in signing the dedication gave his own name.
The life of charles lever is the natural commentary on his novels.
Then his majesty sings, passing off as his own, a song of charles lever's.
This afternoon we met charles lever, riding with his wife and two daughters.
They visited Vienna, and here a rumour reached them that charles lever was dangerously ill.
It was charles lever who delivered this shrewd appreciation of the onlooker.
It seemed as if 1863 was about to prove a more enlivening year for charles lever than some of its predecessors had been.
Of these, by far the best and most spirited is charles lever.
There has been nothing of the sort worth mentioning since charles lever.
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.