- The bones have more diseases than the muscles, but really comparatively few, considering their great number and size, and the constant strain to which they are subjected in supporting the body, and driving it forward and doing its work under the handling and leverage of the muscles. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
- He now worked late into the night; the straining of the taut ropes and the creaking of the pulleys might have been heard at the lake's edge as he applied the multiple power of leverage against some stubborn log and hauled it up the slope. - "Tom Slade at Black Lake", Percy Keese Fitzhugh.
- The weight placed upon the trunk was the full extent of that which it would bear; the extra leverage produced by Portway's action did the rest. - "The Mynns' Mystery", George Manville Fenn.