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  • And his Essay on the Human Understanding (1690) is almost a Bible to men of education during the same period; its lightest word treasured.
  • It is also noticeable as illustrating the latinizing tendency of an age which gave classic form to the lightest essays of the fancy.
  • The relative weights of atoms. He took hydrogen, the lightest substance known, to be the standard.
  • The animal is ` brown,' of a shade from orange or tawny to quite blackish; the tail and feet are ordinarily the darkest, the head lightest, often quite whitish; the ears usually have a whitish rim, while on the throat there is usually a large tawny-yellowish or orange-brown patch, from the chin to the fore legs, sometimes entire, sometimes broken into a number of smaller, irregular blotches, sometimes wanting, sometimes prolonged on the whole under surface, when the animal is bicolor like a stoat in summer.
  • The lightest of the monumental stone quarried at Quincy is called gold-leaf; it is bluish-green gray, speckled with black and light yellow brown.

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