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The Comedy of Errors
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ballast
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The Comedy of Errors
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  • O, sir, upon her nose, an o’er embellished with rubies, carbuncles, sapphires, declining their rich aspect to the hot breath of Spain; who sent whole armadoes of carracks to be ballast at her nose.

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  • Without ballast, the ship will roll too much.
  • ...she looked at the marked passages [of the manuscript] and was surprised to find that all the moral reflections—which she had carefully put in as ballast for much romance—had been stricken out.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women

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