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- noun Plural form of
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He had that job until the steelyards closed down and he never got another job after that.
The son of a pump house worker, Mr. McConnell grew up near the Pughton, W. Va., steelyards.
Most objects related to the selling of products such as weights and steelyards and scales were found in the room providing access to the square (8).
It is a good plan to know the weight of your preserving kettle, as you can then weigh the fruit in it, with a pair of steelyards.
Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers
Lord Mansfield, a huge mass of marble done into the guise of a judicial gown and wig, with a stern face in the midst of the latter, sat on the other side of the transept; and on the pedestal beside him was a figure of Justice, holding forth, instead of the customary grocer's scales, an actual pair of brass steelyards.
In addition to these, a shallop, a pair of steelyards (scales), and three fowling pieces were disposed of.
However, there was a carpet in the "great hall" of the new house, where also stood a clock, and unusual items as, three pairs of steelyards (scales).
Marse Adam pull out a big flat black pocket-book and gived me a shinplaster, and say: 'Jesse, ever time your basket h'ist de beam of de steelyards to 100, you gits a shinplaster.'
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves South Carolina Narratives, Part 4
The captain rummaged in his saddle-bags and brought out a small pair of steelyards.
The Boy Chums in the Forest or Hunting for Plume Birds in the Florida Everglades
He'll toss the steelyards, and weigh it right down,
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