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pendulum
used in The Lords of Discipline

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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
  • He was mortified to find himself the center of attention, when a hundred eyes turned on him asthe chandelier swung like a pendulum and tinkled prettily, with a sound like glass dominoes falling.
    Chapter 4.31 (72% in)

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