Then the servants, at Captain Hull's command, heaped double handfuls of shillings into one side of the scales
, while Betsey remained in the other.
He continued copying lines and figures upon the transparent scale. It was a task requiring the utmost nicety and precision, and I could not but admire the way he tempered his strength to the fineness and delicacy of the need.
He dropped his head to the scale and resumed the copying.
The human eye is an imperfect instrument; its range is but a few octaves of the real 'chromatic scale
.' I am not mad; there are colors that we cannot see.
Such is the reasoning which an advocate for the Southern interests might employ on this subject; and although it may appear to be a little strained in some points, yet, on the whole, I must confess that it fully reconciles me to the scale
of representation which the convention have established.
Iwanich bowed, loosened a scale from the body of the grateful beast, put it carefully away, and returned home.
Iwanich thanked the bird, and placing the feather beside the scale he drove the horses home.
Iwanich put the fox's hairs with the scale and the feather, and as it was getting dark he hastened home with his horses.
If these discoveries had been made after a lapse of sixteen centuries, under a layer of dust and ashes on a large scale
, surely we might hope to meet with similar cases of preservation, after a lapse of three or four years only, under a layer of dust and ashes on a small scale
"No honest man will deny it," said the scout, a little nettled at the implied distrust of his explanation of the mystery of the tides; "and I grant that it is true on the small scale
, and where the land is level.
Below these in the scale of evolution came the Bo-lu, or club-men, and then the Alus, who had no weapons and no language.
For example, among the Band-lu were such types as So-ta, who seemed to me to be the highest in the scale of evolution, and To-jo, who was just a shade nearer the ape, while there were others who had flatter noses, more prognathous faces and hairier bodies.