The aluminium rod R, minus the counter-weight, can be made to weigh not more than 12 grains.
But Ballantrae was afraid of a more efficient captain, who might be a counter-weight to himself, and he opposed this stoutly.
That became lighter again and allowed the doors to close with a counter-weight.
Scales that dip into earth-dust and swing again to regions of exquisite idealism—the eternal weight and counter-weight of Self.
The upper end is then strongly lifted by a counter-weight of about 15 lbs.
The counter-weight C compels constant contact between the arms B B'.
These were embedded in lighted wax candles, and from the nails hung a counter-weight.
They passed in large groups, their dinner-boxes on their back, with a beer-bottle hung in front as a counter-weight.
The scale loaded with the recriminations of his conscience, is immovable by any counter-weight.