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Scheepslast

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

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Flings at office parties, lack of sex, financial worries, and disappointing presents were among the issues deemed the last straw, researchers found.
The Last Straw opens in a university, where a reviled professor has been found with his throat slashed.
GREAT TRAIN ROBBER' Ronnie Biggs at the London launch of his Autobiography - Odd Man Out: The Last Straw, in Shoreditch
The last straw comes when dad puts the children's beloved and healthy dog to sleep just to get him out of the way.
For Raspberry, whose father is a homeless junkie and whose mother works hard to keep their apartment, this is the last straw.
We are usually overworked, often frustrated and these little irritants may be the last straw that pushes us over the edge.
For Argyll the last straw came when his English allies refused to give military assistance in Ireland.
So imagine what would be the last straw for you before knowing for certain that you have to lose weight and lose it for good.
Maybe the last straw was the Ten Commandments--or rather, the 5,000-pound granite sculpture of them installed in the Alabama State Judicial Building by the state Supreme Court's Chief Justice, Roy Moore.
Apparently, the new 10% tax on imports was the last straw.
Their latest insult to intelligence--Financial Services Minister Heizo Takenaka's proposal that banks already weakened by his mistaken policies should comply with artificial accounting standards--has triggered a stock-market collapse that could well be the last straw.
The last straw came in March when petrol supplies ran out, virtually paralyzing the government and economic activity.