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pendulum
used in Moby Dick

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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
  • No resolution could withstand it; in that dreamy mood losing all consciousness, at last my soul went out of my body; though my body still continued to sway as a pendulum will, long after the power which first moved it is withdrawn.
    Chapters 61-63 -- Stubb Kills a Whale; The Dart; The Crotch (6% in)

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