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fulcrum
used in Catch-22

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the pivot about which a lever turns
  • 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.
    Chapter 27 — Nurse Duckett (3% in)

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