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Scheepslast

An obsolete Dutch unit of weight roughly equivalent to 2,000 kilograms.

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Perhaps many of the Last Straw crowd will have a change of heart in the voting booth.
Dundee United was the last straw as far as they are concerned
The last straw came when women already in labour called the store en route to hospital to ask if the gossip was true.
The raising of Lazarus four days after he had died was the last straw as far as the chief priests and Pharisees were concerned and they plotted to kill Jesus, getting unexpected help from one of Christ's own apostles, Judas, who was willing to betray his master for 30 pieces of silver.
When Lucy's dog dies it's the last straw, and she runs off herself, ending up as a hand on a crabbing boat on the icy waters of the Bering Sea.
It was the last straw for the people who had been waiting for years to buy a ticket.
The last straw was a letter saying she owed rent and, if not paid she would be evicted and possibly black-listed.
The destruction of what had once been the community focal point seems to have been the last straw for residents.
The last straw was the celebration of the Assumption on August 15, attended by 83,000 pilgrims of whom only 3,000 were Orthodox, the rest Catholics.
THE last straw on a night of surprises for punters came when Missile Toe won the finale at 20-1 for Dave Morris and Jamie Mackay.
This was like the last straw for people," said Kathy J.
Calming down, she traced the mink to a cupboard - but when it started banging about inside it was the last straw.