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pendulum
used in Running in the Family

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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 stepped towards the bathroom, the yellow pendulum of lamp beside his knees.
    p. 189.3

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