lever englannista suomeksi
A rigid piece which is capable of turning about one point, or axis (the ''fulcrum''), and in which are two or more other points where forces are applied; — used for transmitting and modifying force and motion.
Specifically, a bar of metal, wood or other rigid substance, used to exert a pressure, or sustain a weight, at one point of its length, by receiving a force or power at a second, and turning at a third on a fixed point called a fulcrum. It is usually named as the first of the six mechanical powers, and is of three kinds, according as either the fulcrum F, the weight W, or the power P, respectively, is situated between the other two, as in the figures.
1613, (w), William Barksted, ''The Insatiate Countess'', IV.1:
- My lord, I brained him with a lever my neighbour lent me, and he stood by and cried, ‘Strike home, old boy!’
1961, (w), ''(w)'', Vintage International, 2001, Part Two, Chapter 1,
- Suddenly he had levered himself up from the sofa, rocking the lame man violently, and was walking towards the receptionist.
2001, (w), “Bagging the Butcher,” ''(Magazine)|Time'', 9 April, 2001,https://web.archive.org/web/20130823124907/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,999627,00.html
- He was a man who levered his way from small-time communist hack to political power by tapping into the most potent vein of historical juice in the Balkans: nationalism.
2013, (w), “Biographies of the year — review,” ''(w)'', 8 December, 2013,https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/dec/08/biographies-of-the-year-2013-review
- Credited with pioneering the detective novel, Collins has attracted many biographers over the years, drawn to his extraordinary life and work in the hope of levering open a new understanding of the Victorian psyche.
1530, Heywood|John Heywood, ''The Four PP''
- for I had lever be without ye / Then have suche besines about ye
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
1742, Miss Robinson, ''Mrs. Delany's Letters'', II.191:
- We do not appear at Phœbus's Levér.
2011, Tim Blanning, "The reinvention of the night", ''Times Literary Supplement'', 21 Sep 2011:
- Louis XIV’s day began with a lever at 9 and ended (officially) at around midnight.
(present tense of)
edible animal liver as a dish or culinary ingredient
(nl-verb form of)
To up (out of bed)
'' For him was lever have at his bed's headTwenty bookes, clad in black or red, . . . Than robes rich, or fithel, or gay sawtrie.'' —''The Canterbury Tales'', Geoffrey Chaucer
''But lever than this worldés goodShe would have wist how that it stood'' —''Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins'', John Gower.
liver (''eaten as food'')
to lift (up)
to up (get out of bed)