Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A treadle; a lever for operating a machine or mechanism by the pressure of the foot.

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Examples

  • A new method of stopping an omnibus by a foot-lever has been patented.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 158, March 17, 1920

  • You can -- if you choose -- loiter lingeringly through shady avenues or you can press down on the foot-lever until all the scenery looks alike to you and you have to keep your eyes skinned to count the milestones as they pass.

    My Life and Work

  • You can ” if you choose ” loiter lingeringly through shady avenues or you can press down on the foot-lever until all the scenery looks alike to you and you have to keep your eyes skinned to count the milestones as they pass.

    My Life and Work

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