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used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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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


a change that is roughly proportional and in the opposite direction of a prior change — such as a change in opinion
  • These thousand tiny bells quivered for some time with the vibration of the rope, then gradually died away, and finally became silent when the manikin had been brought into a state of immobility by that law of the pendulum which has dethroned the water clock and the hour-glass.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (73% in)

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