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LEVER (through O. Fr. leveour, levere...

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 510 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LEVER (through O. Fr. leveour, levere, mod. levier, from Lat. levare, to lift, raise), a mechanical device for raising bodies; the " simple " lever consists of a rigid bar free to move about a fixed point, termed the fulcrum; one point of the rod is connected to the piece to be moved, and power is applied at another point (see MECHANICS).
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