Synonyms for regulator

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Work thus became the great law, the regulator of the living universe.

I said you had been to have a talk with Scott about 'Regulator;' was I far off the mark?

He insisted on taking back the watch, which ever after he used as a regulator.

She is the regulator, the main-spring, the center around which all else revolves.

And every Regulator shall despise him as man and boy, to the end of his life.

But the Regulator had the start of him, and the pursuit was useless.

Richard concluded that the boy who could rejoice at that moment must be a Regulator.

When the battery is "full," this regulator is "open" and permits no current to flow.

It acts as a regulator or meter of the air impelled from the lungs.

“All right, sir,” said John, laying his hand on the regulator.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, agent noun in Latin form from regulate. In English history, from 1680s; in American history, from 1767, applied to local posses that kept order (or disturbed it) in rural regions. As a mechanical device or clock used to set the time of other pieces, from 1758.

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nounmeasure of temperature
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