Weigh-house

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Weigh-house A building at or within which goods, and the like, are weighed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Anyone could come to Andrew Jackson's public parties at the White House. At his last one, a wheel of cheese weighing 1,400 lbs. was eaten in two hours. The White House smelled of cheese for weeks.
    • n weigh-house A building (generally of a public character) at or in which goods are weighed by suitable apparatus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The clock tower that supports the famous clock 'Big Ben' at the house of parliament in London, is 320 feet high. The bell from which the clock get it's name, weighs 13.5 tones.
    • Weigh-house a public building for weighing goods, ascertaining the tonnage of boats, &c.;
    • Weigh-house a public building for weighing goods, ascertaining the tonnage of boats, &c
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Quotations

  • Aaron Hill
    Aaron Hill
    “Courage is poorly housed that dwells in numbers; the lion never counts the herd that are about him, nor weighs how many flocks he has to scatter.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wegan, to carry; Ger. wiegen; L. vehĕre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

You weigh upon our house like a curse, but it is God's will thus to prove and try our hearts.
"Manasseh" by Maurus Jokai
The increasing stillness of the house seems to weigh upon him, rendering even gloomier his melancholy thoughts.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
The thought of herself as mistress of Anthony's big house by the sea weighed heavily upon her.
"Glory of Youth" by Temple Bailey
The capstan, weighing above a ton, was thrown over the wall on the top of a house, which it beat down.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
I only weigh a hundred and fifteen pounds, but I require these palaces to properly house me for a year.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
The loneliness of the big echoing house weighed on my spirit.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Here, I suppose; and if you don't mind, while you're weighing the yams, I'll go up to the mission-house and inquire.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
I can't talk to you at the house, with Olaf sitting there on the porch, weighing a thousand tons.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Her wonder and her dread still weighed on her, long after it was over, when she was showing Mrs. Brodrick the house.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
As an illustration, I give the case of Mr. Ewen, one of the deacons of the Weigh House Chapel, when the Rev.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
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In poetry:

THEY reached the house when nearly break of day,
The time old Morpheus' slumbers often weigh;
The gang, with few exceptions, (then asleep),
Were sent, their vigils with grim death to keep.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine

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