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Scheepslast

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

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It really is a recreation of The Last Word, which Eamon hosted on Today FM.
The company is aiming to create a specially devised performance at Coventry's Central Library next month, called The Last Word.
Mowl is unusual for writing many books which are not offered as the last word on their subjects but as irreverent, amusing squibs, serving an intellectually stimulating role because they take nothing for granted.
He has scarcely offered the last word on the issues at stake, but he has done much to spark further controversy.
Because of the many judgment oracles in the prophets, contemporary readers often miss the fact that peace has the last word. RWK
After his brief war service he became an assistant lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary, the last word on the English language.
This August 2004, the Holy Father uttered the last word on the ordination of women, to wit, the Church has no mission to introduce women into the priesthood.
William Norman Grigg's "The Last Word" column "Goforth in Faith," in your December 16, 2002 issue, raises some interesting questions.
Dunphy, host of current affairs show The Last Word, will step down from his lucrative EUR350,000 a year part-time role before the end of the year.
We never allowed the homophobes we met to get the last word.
Instead of cozily sized, determinedly modernist paintings selected by one curator, the second act, chosen by a squadron led by now former Whitneyite Lisa Phillips, includes everything from a barnful of canvases by the AbExers short-shrifted in Part I to the last word in installation.
Jointly produced with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre for $1 million--every penny of it well spent--this Dracula has to be the last word on magnificent spectacle.