• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Light-weight in sporting and especially boxing, a man or animal of a certain weight prescribed by the rules, intermediate between the middle-weight and the feather-weight: a person of little importance
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leóht; Ger. leicht, Ice. léttr; L. lĕvis.


In literature:

So small and light was the thrush, that the eagle did not feel his weight.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
The light weights were grouped and sold accordingly.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Champion of the light-weights years back, sir.
"In Direst Peril" by David Christie Murray
I learned boxing for over two years from some of the best light-weight fighters in London.
"At Aboukir and Acre" by George Alfred Henty
The ice creaked, but their weight was light, and once more the point was gained in safety.
"Golden Moments" by Anonymous
They were a sandstone, light in weight.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
There was something inside, but its weight was exceedingly light.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
My weight was light, and the General was heavy.
"The Lady of the Basement Flat" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The weight was no longer upon it, it was light as packthread, and returned to our hands without effort.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Its weight, pressing down the faggots, half-obscured their light.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
And truly, to a man upon whose soul eleven murders lay lightly, an invalidated marriage was likely to be no oppressive weight.
"The White Rose of Langley" by Emily Sarah Holt
The flippancy of the grocer was additional evidence that her husband was considered a light-weight, even in Prouty.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
I thought that I should know the tread of your pony's hoof, with your light weight on his back.
"Washed Ashore" by W.H.G. Kingston
It is porous in weave, light in color, and of fairly light weight.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Elsewhere, anything from a light-weight hand ball to a basket ball would be suitable.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
It works up into a light weight, fine grade patent leather.
"The Story of Leather" by Sara Ware Bassett
If I had time, I'd give you the personal history of half the light-weights in this room.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Hold a light weight in each hand.
"What a Young Woman Ought to Know" by Mary Wood-Allen
It is almost impossible, on the other hand, to pull even a relatively light weight without some strain.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
This is used for books that are expected to have hard wear but must be of light weight.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan

In poetry:

When world waves rise around us,
With soft transparent weight,
Light in seeming, yet so great,
The liquid chains have bound us.
"Warning" by Marietta Holley
Let our unceasing, earnest prayer
Be, too, for light,--for strength to bear
Our portion of the weight of care,
That crushes into dumb despair
One half the human race.
"The Goblet Of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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
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
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:

LONDON (ICIS)--Light-weighting, cost cutting and a drive towards fuel efficiency has increased the popularity and penetration of composites in the construction, aerospace , automotive and wind energy sectors in recent years.
Trio Avionics Pro Pilot The Pro Pilot is a two-axis autopilot system popular for its light weight and precise navigation and altitude control.
Rock, who wrestles in a light-heavyweight class, remained unbeaten for the season as he won first place in his 175-pound weight class Saturday in the 40th annual Peru Wrestling Tournament.
Light weight for a color laser.
) They're light, too — as little as half the weight of current TV sets.
Jeff Briggs, who has been lifting weights for a long time, considers 75-pound dumbbells to be "light.".
Lighter weight and dozens of nuanced design changes make the Roadcrafter Light ready to meet the requirements of everyday transportation and utility riders, especially those riding in urban areas who require maximum comfort and convenience.
The challenge for the yacht owner is to find a safe and secure method to bring on board and effectively stow and secure rigid inflatable boats (RIB), rigid tenders, light weight dinghys and jet-skis.
Light in weight, it is available in 33-400 and 38-400.
The Toyota Yaris SE may not win a lot of drag races, but its light weight and sporty suspension.
Small size and light weight 500GB capacity.
The AXN-6090 and AXN-6053 are reportedly slim and light-weight.
The new Amcor Light range of environmentally improved films is ideal for fresh and dairy applications, offering optimum weight while retaining visual appearance and sealing integrity.
LONDON (ICIS)--Light-weighting, cost cutting and a drive towards fuel efficiency has increased the popularity and penetration of composites in the construction, aerospace, automotive and wind energy sectors in recent years.
Weight – light, medium, bold 3.

In science:

In order to directly compare to the G09 data, we convert the mass-weighted values to light-weighted ones, considering the remnant galaxy to be comprised of two progenitors and a new stellar population formed in a burst during the merger.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
Since the stellar populations of the progenitor galaxies are assumed to passively evolve to redshift zero, we take their redshift zero mass-weighted ages to be equivalent to their light-weighted ages, setting the mass-to-light ratio to 1.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
G09 formed contours relating the mean light-weighted age and light-weighted metallicities, [Fe/H], [Mg/H], and [Mg/Fe], to effective radius and velocity dispersion across three slices of the fundamental plane.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
These injections sampled the known galaxies within 50 Mpc according to the GWGC and were weighted to reflect each galaxy’s blue light luminosity.
Although Poisson fluctuations are not applied, the uncertainties are included in the light curve fit-χ2 calculations so that the correct filter-dependent weights are used.
Testing Models of Intrinsic Brightness Variations in Type Ia Supernovae, and their Impact on Measuring Cosmological Parameters
Reference stars were previously weighted by the amount of scatter measured on their light curves after being registered to the total reference magnitude mi (that is, the weighted mean of the instrumental magnitudes of all the comparison stars; Broeg et al. 2005).
TASTE. III. A homogeneous study of transit time variations in WASP-3b
Given the importance of star spots and instrumental effects, it is possible that one of these results will turn out to be modified in light of further observations. K12 give the highest significance to the phase curve amplitude, and consequently this observation has a strong weight in our interpretation.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
In the weighted case, the above methods can take longer due to the hardness of reaching, via a random walk, portions of the graph which are connected only via light-weighted edges.
Random Spanning Trees and the Prediction of Weighted Graphs
One may object that a more natural quantity for our setting is the weighted cutsize, as this better reflects the assumption that φ-edges tend to be light, a natural notion of bias for weighted graphs.
Random Spanning Trees and the Prediction of Weighted Graphs
The weights do not fluctuate in the large N limit due to the factorization property, and are uniform in the physical space in light of the translational and rotational invariance.
A String Project in Multicolour QCD
However, even in the latter case the problem has many of the characteristics of the light-tailed context, unless there are ties among the weights in the linear process.
Robustness of multiple testing procedures against dependence
We find, on a toy problem using Hipparcos and OGLE light curves, that active learning performs significantly better than other methods such as importance weighting, co-training, and self-training.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
Thus it must be the case that the weight under D of Sj−1 \ Hj is “spread out” over many “light” elements.
Testing probability distributions using conditional samples
It can be shown that with high probability (over the random choice of Sj ) it will be the case that D(Sj ) ≥ 1 3 D(Sj−1 \ Hj ) (this relies crucially on the fact that the weight under D of Sj−1 \ Hj is “spread out” over many “light” elements).
Testing probability distributions using conditional samples
In e+ e− annihilation at the Z 0 peak either the charged particle MD, Pn , or Hq oscillations are well reproduced in full phase space by the weighted superposition of two NB MD’s associated to b¯b and light flavoured events, the weight being given by the fraction of b¯b events.
Clan concept in multiparticle dynamics and the NB ``enigma''