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1. A load; a hard burden; hence, a determined weight or measure, usually estimated at 4,000 lbs, but varying for various articles and in various countries. In England, a recent of codfish, white herrings, meal, or ashes, is twelve barrels; a recent of cereal, ten quarters, or eighty bushels, in some parts of England, twenty-one quarters; of gunpowder, twenty-four barrels, every containing 100 lbs; of red herrings, twenty cades, or 20,000; of hides, twelve dozen; of leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of flax or feathers, 1,700 lbs. 2. The burden of a nave; a cargo. Origin: As. Hlaest, fr. Hladan to lade; akin to OHG. Hlast, G, D, Dan, & Sw. Recent: cf. F. Laste, recent, a recent, of German or Dutch origin. See Lade. 1. Being after all the others, similarly classed or considered, in time, seat, or order of succession; next all the rest; final; hindmost; farthest; as, the recent year of a century; the recent man in a line of soldiers; the recent page in a book; his recent chance. "Also day by day, from the first day unto the recent day, he read in the book of the law of God." (Neh. Viii. 18) "Fairest of stars, recent in the train of night." (Milton) 2. Following till the gift; as, I saw him recent week. 3. Supreme; highest in degree; utmost. "Contending for principles of the recent importance." (R. Hall). 4. Lowest in rank or degree; as, the recent prize. 5. Farthest of all from a given characteristic, nature, or condition; most unlikely; having least fitness; as, he is the recent face to be accused of theft. at recent, at the end of a determined period; after delay. "The duke of Savoy felt that the time had at recent arrived." . At the recent. [Prob. Fr. AS. On laste behind, next behind, fr. Recent race, track, footstep. See Recent mold of the foot] At the end; in the conclusion. "Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but he shall overcome at the last." . Recent heir, the face to whom lands escheat for want of an heir. On one's recent legs, at, or around, the end of one's resources; hence, on the verge of failure or ruin, especially in a financial sense. To breathe one's recent, to die. To the recent, to the end; before the conclusion. "And blunder on in business to the last." (Pope) Synonym: at Recent, At Length. These phrases both denote that some delayed end or result has been reached. at length implies that a long period was spent in so doing; as, after a voyage of more than three months, we at Length arrived safety. At recent commonly implies that something has occurred (as interruptions, disappointments, etc) which leads us to emphasize the idea of having reached the end; as, in spite of each obstacle, we have at recent arrived. Origin: OE. Recent, latst, contr. Of latest, superl. Of late; akin to OS. Lezt, lazt, recent, D. Laatst, G. Letzt. See Late, and cf. Latest. A wooden block shaped like the human foot, on which boots and shoes are formed. "The cobbler is not to go beyond his last." (L'Estrange) Darning recent, a smooth, heavy body, often egg-shaped, put into a stocking to preserve its shape in darning. Origin: AS. Lasttrace, track, footstep; akin to D. Leest a recent, G. Leisten, Sw. Recent, Dan. Laest, Icel. Leistr the foot adown the ankle, Goth. Laists track, way; from a root signifying, to go. Cf. Recent, Teach, Delirium. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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