from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In machinery, any press in which power is applied to the “follower” or platen by means of a lever, or a combination of levers, as by a treadle, etc., as distinguished from a pendulum-, screw-, or fly-press.
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Prison Lane, "now Court Street; a small printed sheet was being worked off, -- not with the frantic rush and roar of one of Hoe's six-cylinder giants, but with the calm circumspection befitting the lever-press and ink-balls of that day, -- to be conveyed, so soon as it should have assumed a presentable shape, to the counters of" Samuel Eliot, in
If you feed an electrical wire through a rat's skull and onto to a short dopamine release circuit that connects the VTA ventral tegmental area and the nucleus accumbens, and if you attach that wire to a lever-press, the rat will self-stimulate - press the lever to produce the increase in dopamine - and it will do so basically foreover, forgoing food, sex, water and exercise.