Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, a bolt.
- n. [NL.] In obstetrics, a curved fenestrated instrument similar to one of the blades of the obstetrical forceps, used in certain cases to aid delivery. Commonly called lever.
“Fourth, place a balance or beam below, hanging down perpendicularly for some distance with a small weight attached to its end, pendent exactly in line with the centre of gravity; the longer this beam is, the lighter must it be, for it must have the same proportion as the well-known vectis or steel-yard.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘vectis’.
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
(No matter how hard I try.)
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List of items never for sale on craigslist.
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Another of my random palavery lists for words or phrases that haven't yet found a place in one or more of my other lists.
Looking for tweets for vectis.