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He continued copying lines and figures upon the transparent scale. It was a task requiring the utmost nicety and precision, and I could not but admire the way he tempered his strength to the fineness and delicacy of the need.
He dropped his head to the scale and resumed the copying.
Iwanich thanked the bird, and placing the feather beside the scale he drove the horses home.
Iwanich put the fox's hairs with the scale and the feather, and as it was getting dark he hastened home with his horses.
For example, among the Band-lu were such types as So-ta, who seemed to me to be the highest in the scale of evolution, and To-jo, who was just a shade nearer the ape, while there were others who had flatter noses, more prognathous faces and hairier bodies.
"No honest man will deny it," said the scout, a little nettled at the implied distrust of his explanation of the mystery of the tides; "and I grant that it is true on the small scale, and where the land is level.
It was the Black Hole of Calcutta on a small scale. Presently a smoke rose about our feet--a smoke that smelled of all the dead things of earth, of all the putrefaction and corruption imaginable.
I speak of the north shore of Tahoe, where one can count the scales on a trout at a depth of a hundred and eighty feet.
One shove more, one last heroic effort, and it would tremble across the scales to victory.
The last dollar had been spent, the last resource and the last starving patriot milked dry, and the great adventure still trembled on the scales. Guns and ammunition!
So, when the marriage ceremony was over, Captain Hull whispered a word to two of his men-servants, who immediately went out, and soon returned, lugging in a large pair of scales. They were such a pair as wholesale merchants use for weighing bulky commodities; and quite a bulky commodity was now to be weighed in them.
Mitchell, where one of those so-called "Roman" scales was in readiness.