The track is ballasted with nine hundredweight of limestone chips, and the gauge is six inches.
She is ballasted with utilities; not altogether with unusable pig-lead and kentledge.
The car was at once ballasted, and Kennedy, closely followed by Joe, leaped out.
The Splash was ballasted with ten fifty-sixes, each with a ring for lifting it.
Some Indiaman, ballasted with guilders, you have heard of in shore.
It is ballasted with humour, too; and has a charming whimsicality.
Then sometime later the road-bed is ballasted and the line made ready for heavy operation.
Let us be ballasted with grace, that we be not blown over, and that we stagger not.
She ballasted the boat, and for Bompard she was something to lean against.
The sleepers were not ballasted and were anything but level.
"heavy material used to steady a ship," 1520s, from Middle English bar "bare" (see bare; in this case "mere") + last "a load, burden," or borrowed from identical terms in North Sea Germanic and Scandinavian (cf. Old Danish barlast, 14c.). "Mere" because not carried for commercial purposes. Dutch balg-last "ballast," literally "belly-load," is a folk-etymology corruption.