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  • n. Plural form of heaver.


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  • The hardware heavers always fear a man in a boat with a flyrod.

    Try Pike On The Fly

  • But even before she got to the word "heave," all nine heavers had dropped the rope and slogged wearily back onto the shore.


  • An effective physical heave requires heavers to overcome the daunting mechanics of actually getting rid of stuff, to maintain their momentum, and respect the emotions that are an inherent part of the process without allowing those emotions to send them tumbling backward.

    SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life

  • I see myself emerging one evening from some of these arches, on a little public – house close to the river, with an open space before it, where some coal – heavers were dancing; to look at whom I sat down upon a bench.

    David Copperfield

  • They ran briskly down the Pool; the gentlemen pointed out the Docks, the Thames Police – office, and other elegant public edifices; and the young ladies exhibited a proper display of horror at the appearance of the coal – whippers and ballast – heavers.

    Sketches by Boz

  • The old heavers still assembled round the ancient fireplace, but their talk was mournful: and the loud song and the joyous shout were heard no more.

    Sketches by Boz

  • During the “industrial” phase of the US economy, many people were left totally uneducated, but those who graduated from high school were well-educated coal heavers versus accountants and engineers, we might say.

    How to get science across to the public - The Panda's Thumb

  • On the street sometimes she would see men working — Irishmen with picks, coal-heavers with great loads to shovel, Americans busy about some work which was a mere matter of strength — and they touched her fancy.

    Sister Carrie

  • Some were in rags, with black faces, like coal-heavers, like sweeps, and had bullet heads that seemed closely cropped, but were in fact singed to the skin.

    Youth, by Joseph Conrad

  • I am ashamed of the book -- one of the common scientific novels that are thumbed by coal-heavers and orange-women -- the mere trash of a low circulating library.

    A Dialogue for the Year 2130


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