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Poise, vb. 1) to weigh: “we, --ing us in her defective scale, shall weigh thee to the beam,” All's II, 3, 161. “p. the cause in justice' equal scales,” H6B II, 1, 204. “our imputation shall be oddly --d,” Troil. I, 3, 339. “both merits --d,” IV, 1, 65. “herself --d with herself,” Rom. I, 2, 100.
2) to counterbalance: if the balance of our lives “had not one scale of reason to p. another of sensuality,” Oth. I, 3, 331.
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