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 for Lift tenter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lift \Lift\, n.
     1. Act of lifting; also, that which is lifted.
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     2. The space or distance through which anything is lifted;
        as, a long lift. --Bacon.
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     3. Help; assistance, as by lifting. Hence: A ride in a
        vehicle, given by the vehicle's owner to another person as
        a favor -- usually in "give a lift" or "got a lift"; as,
        to give one a lift in a wagon; Jack gave me a lift into
        town. [Colloq.]
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              The goat gives the fox a lift.        --L'Estrange.
  
     4. That by means of which a person or thing lifts or is
        lifted; as:
        (a) A hoisting machine; an elevator; a dumb waiter.
            [Chiefly Brit.]
        (b) An exercising machine.
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     5. A rise; a degree of elevation; as, the lift of a lock in
        canals.
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     6. A lift gate. See Lift gate, below. [Prov. Eng.]
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     7. (Naut.) A rope leading from the masthead to the extremity
        of a yard below; -- used for raising or supporting the end
        of the yard.
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     8. (Mach.) One of the steps of a cone pulley.
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     9. (Shoemaking) A layer of leather in the heel.
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     10. (Horology) That portion of the vibration of a balance
         during which the impulse is given. --Saunier.
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     11. A brightening of the spirits; encouragement; as, the
         campaign workers got a lift from the President's
         endorsement.
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     Dead lift. See under Dead. --Swift.
  
     Lift bridge, a kind of drawbridge, the movable part of
        which is lifted, instead of being drawn aside.
  
     Lift gate, a gate that is opened by lifting.
  
     Lift hammer. See Tilt hammer.
  
     Lift lock, a canal lock.
  
     Lift pump, a lifting pump.
  
     Lift tenter (Windmills), a governor for regulating the
        speed by adjusting the sails, or for adjusting the action
        of grinding machinery according to the speed.
  
     Lift wall (Canal Lock), the cross wall at the head of the
        lock.
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