"I'll throw in two for makeweight," said the woman with her good-natured look.
They are men of prudence, and persuade E. to go with them, as a makeweight.
Into scales of doubt, equally balanced, he should be ready to throw his lyre, as a makeweight.
They will all wish to make of us a makeweight candle, when they are making out their pounds.
It didn't really matter; his respectability seemed more than a makeweight for slighted syntax.
They want to use you as a makeweight in their game of wresting from the Russian workers their dearly-won liberty.
I have no sword; and if I had, in this case, most certainly, I would not use it as a makeweight in political reasoning.
Yon apple was meant to live an' bear fruit; the bonny apple's juist the makeweight.
They therefore subscribed a half-dollar piece each, in coin, as a sort of makeweight.
Hitherto the supernatural has always been the makeweight of human ignorance; is it, in truth, this and nothing else?