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  • v. Present participle of lever.


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  • But the time spent in levering up one stone, and the impossibility of loading up more than about a dozen large ones on a pack-saddle, made the labour and loss of time quite appalling.

    High Albania

  • While describing this as "levering" is confused, I think, I don't disagree.

    Sumner's FAQ, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • He also notes that "the Obama campaign has to date positioned itself on the progressive side of Northern politics", but the issues he refers to will at the very least need some kind of levering the 2005 Enquiries Act if there's to be any movement onwards on digging out the truth about the past …

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Maneuvered his wooden prosthetic into place before levering himself to stand.

    Earl of Durkness

  • By sticking its curved wing into the keyhole and levering the other end, I was able to form an L-shaped hook which I poked into the depths of the ancient lock.

    Excerpt: The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

  • "What got it out of the situation was not so much any operational turnaround or major de-levering event but a thaw in the capital markets," said Kevin Starke, an analyst tracking distressed securities for CRT Capital LLC in Stamford, Conn.

    Mall Owner Ready to Emerge

  • “The Starfleet command post at the Enclave chamber,” Shar said, levering himself up and through the window.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact Paths of Disharmony

  • A couple inches at a time levering with the antlers.

    Dragging a thousand pound bull elk out whole?

  • Those chosen enter an oligopolistic "industry" encompassing businesses (corporate finance, M&A, asset management) whose efficacy is rarely questioned, let alone their fee structures, and a capital markets operation premised on levering up in a mad quest for excess yield.

    Monoculture Is Bad For Business - Anil Dash

  • In a June 13 note, Stifel Nicolaus analysts Mark Swartzberg and Aashiv Shah downgraded Molson's stock, saying that the company might end up levering its balance sheet.

    Modelo-Molson Bid for Foster's Is Unlikely


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