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Weighing machine   /wˈeɪɪŋ məʃˈin/   Listen
Weighing machine

A measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass.  Synonym: scale.

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"Weighing machine" Quotes from Famous Books

... offered to purchase the seemingly doomed animal. To my surprise, the man expressed his willingness to treat with me, and suggested that I might have the carcase at the rate of 4s. 113/4d. a pound. Considering the price not excessive, I agreed, and, having weighed the horse at an automatic weighing machine, I handed over L100—in notes. Then the first strange thing happened. Before I could replace my pocket-book in its receptacle in my coat, the driver had absolutely vanished! I could not see him anywhere. I was the more annoyed at this, as I found that (by mistake) I had ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99., December 27, 1890 • Various

Words linked to "Weighing machine" :   measuring device, measuring system, measuring instrument, scale, balance, weighbridge

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