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Scheepslast

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

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However the last thing anyone wants is to end up spending their Saturday night in casualty so the service is urging everyone to celebrate and enjoy themselves safely.
What is the last thing you bought for someone else?
When they said they did not, the guard allegedly said it was the last thing a black person sees before they fall down a well, and then that it was the KKK looking down a well.
These brave and intensely patriotic Poles, who would later have resisted the Communist conquerors of their homeland exactly as they had resisted the Nazis, were killed almost to a man, as just about the last thing the Germans did before themselves retreating westward--while Stalin's army remained stationary on the other side of the river and waited for the massacre to be complete.
They are afraid of getting rejected again--and filling out forms is the last thing they want to do.
My parents are not supporting me to buy me my shoes 'cause they bought me my skateboard, and they sad that's the last thing I'll get from them.
It is the last thing the holidaymaker expects,' said Lorraine O'Brien, solicitor from Leo Abse & Cohen.
First, given their sensitivities to shareholders and the stock markets (the principal way CEOs make their fortunes), the last thing the oil companies want is instability in financial markets.
That is the last thing we need to happen at this stage of the tournament.
Suspending your membership privileges is the last thing in the world we want to do, but we must hear from you promptly Today, please
At this time of national crisis, the last thing we need is political bickering over prayer and religion," said Lynn.