- v. present participle of heft.
“There was the usual lingering hesitation which is apt to attend the taking-up of any regular or monotonous performance, shown in this instance in the prolonged scrutiny of a pick's point, the solemn selection of a shovel, or the "hefting" or weighing of a tapping-iron or drill.”
“hefting" and sometimes weighing of birds on the barn scales.”
“Well, Ben,' says Sam, kind of hefting his sword out from between his knees, 'as your superior officer I could court-martial you for attempted cowardice and desertion.”
“And I'm knackered after three days of hefting and shlepping and sorting and shifting.”
“He flipped out the inner circle and, hefting the lance, feinted at the ocean.”
““Yup,” said the surgeon, hefting them, “We can get rid of about 5-6 pounds there.””
“So it's no problem carrying their luggage and hefting it into the trunk.”
“I'll never own a Kindle," she said, hefting a copy of Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco from her purse.”
“I collected our marking sticks from the ground, hefting my stone.”
“So it will be a while yet before Corvus comes online, especially because next week I'm going into hospital for a week to have the torn tendon in my shoulder repaired - hefting all those weighty words, I like to say - and afterwards will be sporting some manner of splint for a fortnight.”
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