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" Primus, asked him one day which was the heavier, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers. "
Poor Match - Page 142
1870
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Historical Sketches of Brookline, Mass

Harriet F. Woods - Brookline (Mass.) - 1874 - 430 pages
...of whom various anecdotes are related. Mr. Heath, who was fond of quizzing Primus, asked him one day which was the heavier, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers. " A pound of lead, Massa," said Primus, promptly. " Course, a pound of lead is de heaviest." A laugh...
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Pharmaceutical Journal;: A Weekly Record of Pharmacy and Allied Sciences

Pharmacy - 1874
...all of us who have attained years of discretion, have been asked the question, in our earlier days, which was the heavier, a pound of lead or a pound of feathers. Here, in a {{lass case, is a bag of feathers (eiderdown), and a weight exactly balancing them. Call...
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