The vessel was in ballast, and had brought money to make her purchases with.
You are in the same boat, and we must divide the ballast a little more equally.'
Four or five of these busts had been struck into the launch as ballast.
It is a tempest of fancies, and the only ballast I know is a respect to the present hour.
Will you take me down to the Point when you get the ballast?
A gran' thing in a vessel, a bit o' ballast—like religion in a body.
The great fault in Zinzendorf's character was lack of ballast.
They got into the car, and the bags of ballast were tossed overboard.
It is valuable as a building stone and as ballast for roadbeds and foundations.
She had a considerable quantity of ballast in her, composed of pigs of iron.