waight

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waight

  1. Obsolete spelling of weight.
    • 1882-1889, Various, Old English Plays, Vol. I[1]:
      This nobler resolution in you, Lords, Heartens me to disclose some thoughts that I-- The matter is of waight and dangerous.
    • 1884, George MacDonald, The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark[2]:
      By Heauen, thy madnesse shall be payed by waight, ] Till our Scale turnes the beame.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Dee, The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara[3]:
      Now, when you haue two thinges Miscible, whose degrees are * truely knowen: Of necessitie, either they are of one Quantitie and waight, or of diuerse.
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