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"Why, my master, and you, and I, are all to be weighed to-day!"
VOLUPTUOUSNESS, PASSION FOR POWER, and SELFISHNESS: these three things have hitherto been best cursed, and have been in worst and falsest repute-- these three things will I weigh humanly well.
Its area measures 6,032 feet; and its contents about 1,500 cubic yards; that is to say, when completely immersed it displaces 50,000 feet of water, or weighs 1,500 tons.
"What will the projectile weigh then?" asked Morgan.
"Yes, the moon, on whose surface objects weigh six times less than on the earth, a phenomenon easy to prove."
The jeweler took his magnifying-glass and scales, weighed and inspected them, and silently made his calculations.
Now, in getting under weigh, the station generally occupied by the pilot is the forward part of the ship.
Jingle, jingle, went the shillings, as handful after handful was thrown in, till, plump and ponderous as she was, they fairly weighed the young lady from the floor.
Tom's basket was weighed and approved; and he looked, with an anxious glance, for the success of the woman he had befriended.
Oh, light was the world that he weighed in his hands!
AN EAGLE was once captured by a man, who immediately clipped his wings and put him into his poultry-yard with the other birds, at which treatment the Eagle was weighed down with grief.
"Quite uncommon," I murmured; and George asked the old man how much he thought it weighed.