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pendulum
used in Lord of the Flies

only 1 use
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Definition
a weight hanging from a fixed location so that the weight swings freely back and forth under the influence of gravity — such as is seen in some mechanical clocks

or:

a change that is roughly proportional and in the opposite direction of a prior change — such as a change in opinion
  • Increase the swing of the pendulum, increase, increase, come up and bear against that point of furthest balance— increase—increase— "Heave!"
    p. 28.2
pendulum = something heavy that swings back and forth
There are no more uses of "pendulum" in Lord of the Flies.

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