Basis Weight


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Basis Weight

The weight of 500 sheets of standard-size paper. This weight varies by the type of paper because different papers have different standard sizes. The basis weight is used in shipping. It is also called the basic weight or the paper weight.
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We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves.
We are told that within three miles of the center of the East-Indian city of Singapore, some of the inhabitants are annually carried off by tigers; but the traveler can lie down in the woods at night almost anywhere in North America without fear of wild beasts.
But man or beast, it will be wise to stay here a minute and let it get by and out of the way.
O, how accursed is that system, which entombs the godlike mind of man, defaces the divine image, reduces those who by crea- tion were crowned with glory and honor to a level with four-footed beasts, and exalts the dealer in hu- man flesh above all that is called God
At noon the earth began to quake, and opened in many places, and out of the openings appeared lions, tigers, and other wild beasts, which surrounded the castle, and thousands and thousands of beasts came out of the castle following their king, the Seven-headed Serpent.
Paulvitch saw no menace in the inquiring gaze, or in the attitude of the beast.
You who listen," I cried, pointing now to Moreau and shouting past him to the Beast Men,--" You who listen
He would call all her life beasts from der forests, und dey would come.
Little Toto, now that he had an enemy to face, ran barking toward the Lion, and the great beast had opened his mouth to bite the dog, when Dorothy, fearing Toto would be killed, and heedless of danger, rushed forward and slapped the Lion upon his nose as hard as she could, while she cried out:
Had Kala lived, Tarzan would have sacrificed all else to remain near her, but now that she was dead, and the playful friends of his childhood grown into fierce and surly brutes he felt that he much preferred the peace and solitude of his cabin to the irksome duties of leadership amongst a horde of wild beasts.
Writing the words L'Empereur Napoleon in numbers, it appears that the sum of them is 666, and that Napoleon therefore the beast foretold in the Apocalypse.
No other sounds came to his ears than the dismal, bloodthirsty moanings of the beast ahead and the beast behind.