Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See balance.
“Portland and I assisted at the capture, and the fish dragged the spring-balance out by the roots.”
“A quartz spiral spring-balance will be appreciably stronger in hot weather.”
“Dry your reels thoroughly, and put in a little oil wherever you think they would be the better of it; and this should be done to any other article -- spring-balance, gaff,”
“If a pound weight were put in a spring-balance, then at the surface of the earth it would weigh one pound.”
“However, it is actually almost a half, as you see by this spring-balance here.”
“When within one thousand feet of the surface, Seaton weighed a five-pound weight upon a spring-balance, finding that it weighed five and a half pounds, thus ascertaining that the planet was either somewhat larger than the Earth or more dense.”
““Upon a steelyard, or spring-balance, dependent upon mere tension or flexibility, the attraction will have no influence.”
“Upon a steelyard, or spring-balance, dependent upon mere tension or flexibility, the attraction will have no influence.”
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