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

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • 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.

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