I reached the chart table, almost falling over my leaden feet, seized a short permal T-square, and levered the cover up.
The driver did as he was bade willingly enough, and Haigh nipped down and levered out the stone with his knife.
And as that next one passed the first was levered back again on the rails to return for another load.
He levered the bolts into place and spun the expensive combination lock.
It was Rodman, too, who before the game had discovered and levered away a small boulder, hidden near one of the goal posts.
This boat had a high and heavy boiler, which made the work harder, as it levered her down.
Sometimes a beast would not jump, and had to be levered and bundled into the punt neck and crop.
He levered his great bulk off the desk, upon which he had sat while he announced the doom of the planet.
He levered it away, and it rolled over on its side; something glittered beneath.
He listened a minute, then he levered the bolts back, stepped into the vault-room, closed the door and shot the mechanical bolts.
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.