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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. 2018.
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  • We crossed a bridge which shook under the light weight of the buggy.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • Sile's horse was a roan, and looked like a fast one under a light weight like his.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • He was hard to lead—a very strong fish for his light weight.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Rosa had been a fine woman, and her body was now no light weight.

    Cruel As The Grave Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  • What writes itself in me is too intense for the light weight American magazines.

  • You must be tired after carrying her so far, even though she is a light weight.

    The Eagle Cliff R.M. Ballantyne
  • She counted them over, and returned one piece as being of light weight.

    The Pacha of Many Tales Frederick Marryat
  • They will be here soon,” was the answer; “they have no light weight to carry between them.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • This is used for books that are expected to have hard wear but must be of light weight.

    Makers of Many Things Eva March Tappan

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