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- n. a simple balance for weighing foodstuffs etc; the thing to be weighed hangs from the short side of a beam; the long side has graduated notches for a standard weight
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The first thing Finney did was to weight his saddle, the weight of which he knew, to see whether the stilyard was accurately adjusted.
A ladder was set upright against the end of the building outside, to one rong of which they made a stilyard fast.
Page 15 hitched over the hook of the stilyard, and I was seated in the loop.