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Synonyms for steelyard

a portable balance consisting of a pivoted bar with arms of unequal length

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Han: One day while walking on the street, I saw a peddler in a flea market using a steelyard to weigh his goods.
Money was the war's prize, always short, borrowed, bartered or lost in bookie pools on Steeler Sunday or in steelyard brawls fueled by ethnic enmity.
They weighed the meteorite using a giant steelyard balance, which displayed 1,256lb (570kg) before it broke.
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A third basic type of weighing device is the steelyard, using the principle of a poise sliding along the arm of a beam to counter-balance a load.
Gender rebel Anne Steelyard has a half-century head start in the race to prevent Germans from discovering the long-hidden secrets of the ancient world.
Anne Steelyard: The Garden of Emptiness is the conclusion to the pre-World War I adventures of Anne Steelyard, a determined and talented young Englishwoman woman seeking to avoid a destiny of 'socially correct' marriage and to secure a career as an archaeologist working in the Middle East only to be drafted by the British Secret Service and investigate some murderously ill doings of the Germans while seeking a lost and fabled city of antiquity.
The name Kentenarion can be related to the defensive function of the Tower as it is the name of a certain army division, but it may also be related to a quintal (a weigh measure of a hundred), as well as to a large weighing scale or steelyard.
Anne Steelyard and The Garden of Emptiness, Act II: The Gate of Dreams and Starlight" is the second volume of adventures starring Anne Steelyard, a very independent minded young woman whose is determined to break away from the social strictures of a dominating father and British society to live life on her own terms.
South Korea's Pohang Steelers secured vital points in their Asian Champions League campaign with a welcome 2-1 victory over Japan's Sanfrecce Hiroshima at the Steelyard.
Pohang Steelers (KOR) v Sanfrecce Hiroshima (JPN), Steelyard Stadium, Pohang (19:30)
18) mau 33 tap 11 ja 11 ta 11 k w iu 53 3P SG hack NUM:2 weight of steelyard 'He pressed twice with the weight of steelyard.