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He continued copying lines and figures upon the transparent scale.
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.
Below these in the scale of evolution came the Bo-lu, or club-men, and then the Alus, who had no weapons and no language.
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.
It was the Black Hole of Calcutta on a small scale.
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.
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.
Mitchell, where one of those so-called "Roman" scales was in readiness.