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counterpoising


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterpoise  \Coun"ter*poise`\  (koun"t?r-poiz`;  277),  v.  t. 
  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Counterpoised}  (-poizd`);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Counterpoising}.]  [OE.  countrepesen  counterpeisen  F. 
  contrepeser  See  {Counter},  adv.,  and  {Poise},  v.  t.  ] 
  1.  To  act  against  with  equal  weight;  to  equal  in  weight;  to 
  balance  the  weight  of  to  counterbalance. 
 
  Weights,  counterpoising  one  another.  --Sir  K. 
  Digby 
 
  2.  To  act  against  with  equal  power;  to  balance. 
 
  So  many  freeholders  of  English  will  be  able  to  beard 
  and  counterpoise  the  rest.  --Spenser. 




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