Thesaurus / ballast
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
It had no other ballast than himself, his wife and children, and the Christmas fare.
THE VISIONARYJONAS LIE
After passing a week at Gibraltar, to take in some dollars, we sailed for New Orleans, in ballast.
NED MYERSJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
They got into the car, and the bags of ballast were tossed overboard.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S BRAVERYBURT L. STANDISH
The prisoners were handcuffed, or chained together, and placed in the hold, on the ballast.
ON THE SPANISH MAINJOHN MASEFIELD
Poverty and responsibility had given him ballast, and love for his own little brood had softened his heart and vitalized his soul.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF GREAT TEACHERSELBERT HUBBARD
Joe will see to throwing out the ballast, and Dick will carry off the prisoner; but let nothing be done until I give the word.
FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOONJULES VERNE
A bark such as she ain't ought to roll thata way; her ballast'd steady her.
MORAN OF THE LADY LETTYFRANK NORRIS
Sadler, deprived of ballast by his long stay in the air, was dragged over the city of Boston, and thrown against the chimneys.
A VOYAGE IN A BALLOON (1852)JULES VERNE
Stones are so scarce that brick houses not in use are torn down and used for ballast.
DIARY OF AN ENLISTED MANLAWRENCE VAN ALSTYNE
At this juncture, very imprudently, and without consideration, I threw out from the car three five-pound pieces of ballast.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
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