heave-shoulder love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the Levitical law, the portion (the right shoulder) of an animal presented as a thank- or peace-offering that fell to the priests: so called because offered with a gesture of heaving or elevation.

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Examples

  • So supper came up; and first a heave-shoulder and a wave-breast were set on the table before them, in order to show that they must begin their meal with prayer and praise to God.

    Bunyan Characters (2nd Series)

  • Suppose he does see the whole beast before him, and the very bean-vines, proof positive of first-fruits; cannot the economical landlord gather up heave-shoulder and wave-breast and serve them out to him in next day's mince-pie?

    Gala-days

  • The heave-shoulder and wave-breast typify the power and love of our great High Priest; that we should devote to Him our whole heart, with fervent prayer, and grateful praise.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • The heave-shoulder, David lifted his heart up to God with; and with the wave-breast, where his heart lay, with that he used to lean upon his harp when he played.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • So supper came up; [233] and first, a heave-shoulder, and a wave-breast

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • Numbers 18: 8-14) and in particular the heave-shoulder and the wave-breast.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

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