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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A weight, usually made of metallic wire, which is placed astride the beam of a balance and can be moved to different points on the length of the beam, so as to be in equilibrium with different weights in the pan hung from the extremity of the other side of the beam; a rider.

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