from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus for exercising the muscles by raising a weight by a direct upward lift.
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Gymnastics, the "health-lift," "Indian clubs," "dumb-bells," rowing, and other forms of exercise are all good; but none of them should be carried to excess.
"You continue your exercise with the health-lift yet, I see."
I learned that in the health-lift and the blue-glass solarium.