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fulcrum
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Catch-22
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  • Nurse Duckett shrieked and jumped into the air a mile, but it wasn’t high enough, and she squirmed and vaulted and seesawed back and forth on her divine fulcrum for almost a full fifteen seconds before she wiggled free finally and retreated frantically into the aisle with an ashen, trembling face.

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  • It is the fulcrum on which the plan pivots.
  • Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
    Archimedes

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