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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ballast  \Bal"last\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ballasted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Ballasting}.] 
  1.  To  steady,  as  a  vessel,  by  putting  heavy  substances  in  the 
  hold 
 
  2.  To  fill  in  as  the  bed  of  a  railroad,  with  gravel,  stone, 
  etc.,  in  order  to  make  it  firm  and  solid. 
 
  3.  To  keep  steady;  to  steady,  morally. 
 
  'T  is  charity  must  ballast  the  heart.  --Hammond. 




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