To save you the trouble of wading through a lot of scientific detail, which I know you don't care about, I'll tell you that the story is about a queer idol of solid gold, weighing
many pounds, and, in consequence, of great value.
The scout hesitated, as if weighing
the chances of such a strange enlistment in his mind before he answered:
There was a sense within her -- too ill-defined to be made a thought, but weighing
heavily on her mind -- that her whole orb of life, both before and after, was connected with this spot, as with the one point that gave it unity.
But, with a full grown leviathan this is impossible; for the sperm whale's head embraces nearly one third of his entire bulk, and completely to suspend such a burden as that, even by the immense tackles of a whaler, this were as vain a thing as to attempt weighing
a Dutch barn in jewellers' scales The Pequod's whale being decapitated and the body stripped, the head was hoisted against the ship's side --about half way out of the sea, so that it might yet in great part be buoyed up by its native element.
Long after dusk, the whole weary train, with their baskets on their heads, defiled up to the building appropriated to the storing and weighing
She was a little occupied in weighing
her own feelings, and trying to understand the degree of her agitation, which she rather thought was considerable.
It had formerly been my endeavour to study all sides of his character: to take the bad with the good; and from the just weighing
of both, to form an equitable judgment.
cried Hindley, threatening him with an iron weight used for weighing
potatoes and hay.
There has been something weighing
on her mind ever since we left Combe-Raven -weighing
far more heavily for the last six weeks than at first.
I addressed myself to a man behind the counter, who was weighing
some rice for a young woman; but the latter, taking the inquiry to herself, turned round quickly.
Estella opened the gate as usual, and, the moment she appeared, Joe took his hat off and stood weighing
it by the brim in both his hands: as if he had some urgent reason in his mind for being particular to half a quarter of an ounce.
Then, when they had done swearing, I spoke, weighing
If you can imagine a lance, or a battering ram, or a hammer weighing
nearly half a ton driven by a cool, quiet mind living in the handle of it, you can roughly imagine what Kaa was like when he fought.
If the chumo is pleased with the treat and present, he will give him a declaration or writing to witness that his ground, which afforded five or six sacks of corn, did you yield so many bushels, and even of this it is the custom to abate something; so that our revenue did not increase in proportion to our lands; and we found ourselves often obliged to buy corn, which, indeed, is not dear, for in fruitful years forty or fifty measures, weighing
each about twenty-two pounds, may be purchased for a crown.
And further, I have never observed that any truth before unknown has been brought to light by the disputations that are practised in the schools; for while each strives for the victory, each is much more occupied in making the best of mere verisimilitude, than in weighing
the reasons on both sides of the question; and those who have been long good advocates are not afterwards on that account the better judges.