from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made to withstand hard use or wear.
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- adj. Designed to withstand hard usage without breaking.
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- adj. designed for heavy work
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Into the word jazz, whether we like it or not, are plugged long, heavy-duty cables connecting to issues of race, the individual and the group in a democracy, the role of the arts in a commercial culture, the relationship of so-called ‘high art’ to so-called ‘popular art,’ the question of whether there is such a thing as progress in the arts, and on and on page ix.
About 70 percent of the oil we import is used as our primary transportation fuel: as gasoline for our national fleet of 250 million cars and light trucks, or as diesel fuel for our 8 million heavy-duty and fleet trucks.
Waterproof, heavy-duty plastic bags for waste disposal.
Besides better coding, IE9 incorporates GPU acceleration -- which basically means the browser passes on the heavy-duty processing of such Web animations to your computer's graphics chipset.
In many cases, however, mental health professionals are not so much worried about the generic "overmedication" mentioned in media accounts as they are about certain new diagnoses, such as "Attenuated Psychosis Syndrome" and "Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder" leading to certain heavy-duty medications -- namely, atypical antipsychotics -- being prescribed to particular groups, such as young people.
From the BBC's ubiquitous use of Horne and Corden in their various heavy-duty publicity campaigns, one can only presume that the corporation considers this modern comedy due to be representative of the overall quality of BBC's programme output.
Light wind kites were used when the breeze was less than 8mph, and heavy-duty ones when it was above 30mph.
I need to wear a special heavy-duty suspension rig for my disbelief when I watch that show.
And then, during my junior year, I started reading about how Wilson was actually a pretty heavy-duty racist, even for his time.
Fold up the chunky knits and heavy-duty cashmeres and replace them with airy tops and lightweight dresses.
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