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  1. Weight; an amount of weight, the amount something weighs.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.xii:
      as an huge rockie clift, / Whose false foundation waues haue washt away, / With dreadfull poyse is from the mayneland rift, / [...] So downe he fell [...].
  2. A state of balance, equilibrium or stability
  3. composure; freedom from embarrassment or affectation
  4. mien; bearing or deportment of the head or body
  5. A condition of hovering, or being suspended




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