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foot lever

Definitions

  • Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis
    Archeological explorations revealed that the colonists enjoyed archery. The iron lever shown, known as a “goat’s foot,” was used for setting the string of a light hunting crossbow. It was found 4 miles from Jamestown. showing the use of a “goat’s foot” from _Weapons, A Pictorial History_ by Edwin Tunis
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foot lever a lever that is operated with the foot
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Usage

In literature:

Others employ foot levers, and still others, like the Wrights, depend upon hand levers.
"Flying Machines" by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
It was that way with the bomb Jack released by a touch of his foot on the lever in the cockpit of the machine.
"Air Service Boys in the Big Battle" by Charles Amory Beach
The lighter forms were bent by an attached lever called the Goat's Foot.
"Authorised Guide to the Tower of London" by W. J. Loftie
We must look closely at the foot lever if we are to understand it.
"A Book of Exposition" by Homer Heath Nugent
You move this lever, you press your foot lightly on this pedal; the engine transfers its power to the wheels; you move.
"The Princess Passes" by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
THE IRON LEVER SHOWN, KNOWN AS A "GOAT'S FOOT," WAS USED FOR SETTING THE STRING OF A LIGHT HUNTING CROSSBOW.
"New Discoveries at Jamestown" by John L. Cotter
It seemed that Paul had a tricycle, worked by foot pedals and hand levers, and he was quite expert in its use.
"The Outdoor Girls in a Motor Car" by Laura Lee Hope
The great log lever, which was more than a foot in diameter, bent visibly as they lunged forward.
"A Busy Year at the Old Squire's" by Charles Asbury Stephens
The foot rest was too far away for him to reach the lever.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Forrester stepped back, grabbed the upcoming foot, and stood straight, lifting the foot and levering it into the air.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
It was worked by a foot lever.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
The pressure of a foot on the curb had set some hidden lever in motion; the clever machinery was doing the rest.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
The driver throws out the clutch by depressing a lever with his foot.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
Near the-floor is a valve which is normally held closed by a spring, and which has attached to it a foot operated lever.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
Cliff touched a foot lever.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
He swung over to the panel, hooked his foot under the handgrip and grasped the lever inset in the surface.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
At the foot of the incline Greyson bent to the lever.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
This brings it on to the lever of that side, and the pressure of the foot drives the lever flush.
"Boating" by W. B. Woodgate
When the foot lever is pressed, it throws the Worm out of gear and allows the rail to be dropped.
"Illustrated Catalogue of Cotton Machinery" by Howard & Bullough American Machine Company, Ltd.
It could be operated by a foot lever on the right side of the machine and also by a grip lever in the left handlebar.
"Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer" by J. W. Duffield
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In news:

While climbing onto the exterior front section of the forklift and reaching up between the cage and the mast, the victim's foot engaged the forklift 's mast tilting control lever.
The Premium Chip Vac System comes with a Chip Vac, lever lock drum lid, shutoff valve, filter bag, 10-foot (3-meter) flexible vacuum hose, aluminum tools, 20-foot (6.1-meter) air hose, drum dolly, tool holder and quick connects fittings.
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