Light weight


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Light weight a prize fighter, boxer, wrestler, or jockey, who is below a standard medium weight. Cf. Feather weight, under Feather.
    • Light weight etc. See under Dead Feather, etc.
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In literature:

Is this belief of such light weight that you will toss it away for a sinful woman?
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
Well was it for the bold Irishman that Miss Pritty was a light weight, else had he that day ended his career in the jungles of Borneo.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
One variety is slim and comparatively light in weight.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Rosa had been a fine woman, and her body was now no light weight.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Its weight was about six ounces and our interpreter said that he considered it rather a light one.
"The Land of the Kangaroo" by Thomas Wallace Knox
The first child of a woman is of comparatively light weight.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
For women's wear it has light weight and plain colors with mixed effects and closely sheared nap.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
The day was bitterly cold with a wind blowing which went through her coat and skirt as though they were light-weight summer clothing.
"The Man from the Bitter Roots" by Caroline Lockhart
Suddenly, the light crust overhead broke of its own weight.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
This will give you a long, thin line, to the end of which you must secure a light weight to prevent it from blowing about.
"Across the Spanish Main" by Harry Collingwood
It is all brilliant and light-hearted; a weight has been taken from the country.
"Oxford" by Frederick Douglas How
Procure a very light weight wheel about twenty inches in diameter.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
The bed-clothing should be of light weight and washable.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
It was so fine that it could be put into his palm, and it was so light that a bird might not feel its weight.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
It was hollow, and consequently light in weight.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
Healthy bricks are usually of a dusty brown color, and of light weight.
"Mushrooms: how to grow them" by William Falconer
I was no light weight to carry.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
Its frail light revealed Miss Anstell half upright from her place in the center of our circle, my wife's arms sustaining her weight.
"Humorous Ghost Stories" by Dorothy Scarborough
They are sweet, and they are light in weight, and they are cheap.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
It is composed of four light columns supporting a canopy of leather which is kept in form by a fringe of heavy weights.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot

In poetry:

In the van of the battle we heard the rails rattle,
Says he, "Though I don't care for shunning
My share of the raps, I shall look out for gaps,
When the light weight's away with the running."
"Hippodromania; Or, Whiffs From The Pipe" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
"Rest in the Lord!"--I saw it there,
On the tablets of the night.
And, comforted, I dropped my care
Where burdens have no weight.
Then, trustfully, I turned and slept,
And woke, and it was light.
"God Is Good" by John Oxenham
Light without winde is glasse: warm without weight
Is wooll and furres: cool without closenesse, shade:
Speed without pains, a horse: tall without height,
A servile hawk: low without losse, a spade.
"Providence" by George Herbert
But the weight that fell without, the corse,
As he had heard it die,
Thro' the spaces of his window-bars,
By the dawn-light he just could trace,
Where it lay along upon its face,
As life did never lie!...
"Basil" by Anne Bannerman
He asks no favour from the Field, no forward place demands
Save what he claims by fearless heart and light and dainty hands;
No man need make a way for him at ditch or gap or gate,
He rides on level terms with all, if not at equal weight
"The Veteran" by William Henry Ogilvie
Only to tell your loveliness–this love: Only to tell
Pain's odor, beauty-burning miracle Of my surrender!
Late I flew…
But ever arrow-straight
I fly now from the shade that falls–that fell Lightly on you,
On me with a wave's weight.
"Poet In The Basement" by Genevieve Taggard

In news:

View full size A light-weight bin makes composting a lot easier.
"Because of its compact size and light weight, the air conditioning system fit easily into the Alto," he said.
It was very comfortable, light weight and very easy to put on.
Light-weight pallet maker Airdex International has promoted Randall "Randy" Boeller to vice president of global logistics .
Magnesium is emerging as 'the new aluminum' because of its light weight.
USC study sheds light on Mexican-American weight gain.
Light-weight coated magazine paper .
With the Tsali, however, Patagonia has introduced its first legitimate running shoe and, thanks to its light weight, flexible performance, and low profile, it really does run well.
The polymer frame provides several worthwhile advantages: light weight, durability, reduced cost, strength and resistance to impact.
) The Prevail 's very light weight is a result of its midsole and outersole components.
Willys were small economy cars in the 1930s but their light weight made them favorites with drag racers .
It provides light-weight protection from blunt force, blast and ballistic threats.
The boat is high performance light weight 44 feet catamaran.
Add a shock of color to your salon decor with the light-weight, easy-to-carry, resin pedicure bowls.
Hold a light dumbbell or weight plate in your left hand and lie on a bench on your right side.

In science:

Composite Optics Incorporated (COI, San Diego, California) developed the critical light-weight composite materials for the OBA (and for other Chandra structures).
Chandra X-Ray Observatory (CXO):Overview
The light yield from the calibration is calculated from the number of photoelectrons, weighted by the Gaussian areas of the fit, and plotted for each pixel in Fig. 11.b.
Cosmic ray tests of the D0 preshower detector
The average photoelectron gain for VLPC chips (each containing 8 pixels) derived from the LED calibration, and (b) the average light yield taken as the number of photons weighted by the Gaussian areas of the fit for a typical SVX readout.
Cosmic ray tests of the D0 preshower detector
The light yield from the calibration is calculated from the number of photoelectrons, weighted by the Gaussian areas of the (cid:12)t, and plotted for each pixel in Fig. .b.
Cosmic ray tests of the D0 preshower detector
Nature chooses two light quarks and one middle-weight strange quark, rather than three degenerate quarks. A nonzero ms weakens condensates which involve pairing between light and strange quarks.
Color Superconductivity in Compact Stars
We can calculate the light centroid numerically by weighting the image positions with brightness (Walker 1995, Mao & Witt 1998).
Microlensing of collimated Gamma-Ray Burst afterglows
The light water also supports the D2O and AV with the remaining weight supported by 10 Vectran rope loops. A physics event trigger is generated in the detector when 18 or more PMTs exceed a threshold of ∼0.25 photo-electrons within a coincidence time window of 93 ns.
First Results from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
The distinctive feature of hyperbolic algebras is that each fundamental weight is either time or light like.
Duality and Lorentzian Kac-Moody Algebras
Mi and its couplings to the light neutrinos yki only. R2 3i thus represent the weights of the ν c in determining m3 .
Lepton Flavour Violation
The different detectors are then applied to both light curves, assuming constant (unity) weights.
Improvements to Existing Transit Detection Algorithms and Their Comparison
The new Cepheid distances of the subset of 10 galaxies, which were hosts of normal SNe Ia, give weighted mean luminosities in B , V , and I at maximum light of −19.49, −19.46, and −19.22, respectively.
The Hubble Constant: A Summary of the HST Program for the Luminosity Calibration of Type Ia Supernovae by Means of Cepheids
With this definition, physical observables at low energies are now computed by performing the remaining path integral over the light degrees of freedom only, weighted by the low-energy effective Lagrangian: exp (cid:2)i R d4 x Leff (ℓ)(cid:3).
Quantum Gravity and Precision Tests
An advance of this magnitude is possible using microcalorimeters as high time resolution spectrometers, combined with existing extremely light-weight X-ray optics to give large collecting areas.
The Extreme Physics Explorer
To this end, the gas volume is enclosed on both sides by a light-weight honeycomb structure, into which a circular hole of 5 cm diameter has been cut where the centre of the beam passes through.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
We have presented a class of tests that depend on two features: a template for the form of the periodic light curve and a function that differentially weights arrival times.
Event Weighted Tests for Detecting Periodicity in Photon Arrival Times