When it falls unconscious, a ground crew drags the beast—which can weigh up to 5,000 lbs—into a net strapped to the chopper.
Now he has the ability to kind of weigh two sides and make somewhat of an education decision.
OK, nobody asked, but it seems appropriate for me to weigh in on one of the few issues I can actually be considered an expert on.
She dragged the dead beast, estimated to weigh 400 pounds, out of the water with the help of friends on October 13.
That position could be changing now as the president meets with his security advisors to weigh his options.
Nails and tacks will weigh about five ounces, and are always useful.
His steel-yards wuz broke, so he had to weigh 'em in the house.
The springs used in the construction of the largest locomotives are big affairs and often weigh over 500 pounds.
weigh them, and allow to each pound of oranges a pound of loaf-sugar.
Miss Longestaffe was a girl possessing considerable discrimination, and was able to weigh her own possessions in just scales.
Old English wegan "find the weight of, have weight, lift, carry," from Proto-Germanic *weganan (cf. Old Saxon wegan, Old Frisian wega, Dutch wegen "to weigh," Old Norse vega, Old High German wegan "to move, carry, weigh," German wiegen "to weigh"), from PIE *wegh- "to move" (cf. Sanskrit vahati "carries, conveys," vahitram "vessel, ship;" Avestan vazaiti "he leads, draws;" Greek okhos "carriage;" Latin vehere "to carry, convey;" Old Church Slavonic vesti "to carry, convey;" Lithuanian vezu "to carry, convey;" Old Irish fecht "campaign, journey").
The original sense was of motion, which led to that of lifting, then to that of "measure the weight of." The older sense of "lift, carry" survives in the nautical phrase weigh anchor. Figurative sense of "to consider, ponder" (in reference to words, etc.) is recorded from mid-14c.