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light weight

noun, Nautical.
Origin of light weight
First recorded in 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But the motion of the sea washes up pieces of the gum, which is of light weight.

    Our Little German Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade
  • He was hard to lead—a very strong fish for his light weight.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • It has light weight, and, when polished, is very attractive.

    Mechanical Devices in the Home Edith Louise Allen
  • They will be here soon,” was the answer; “they have no light weight to carry between them.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Ramsay, the light weight, came running up the entry three steps at a time.

    Princeton Stories Jesse Lynch Williams
  • The light weight uncovered one eye and then covered it again.

    Princeton Stories Jesse Lynch Williams
  • He was called Dandy Dixon when he was in the dragoons, and was a light weight, and rather famous as a gentleman rider.

    The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Above the wheel is also a frame, on which to carry articles of light weight.

  • Rosa had been a fine woman, and her body was now no light weight.

    Cruel As The Grave Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth

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