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  • v. Present participle of heft.


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  • 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.

    Openings in the Old Trail

  • "hefting" and sometimes weighing of birds on the barn scales.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

  • "'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.

    Off to the USA!

  • He flipped out the inner circle and, hefting the lance, feinted at the ocean.

    The One Handed Rower of Myonnesus « A Fly in Amber

  • “Yup,” said the surgeon, hefting them, “We can get rid of about 5-6 pounds there.”

    Requiem For A Boob | Her Bad Mother

  • So it's no problem carrying their luggage and hefting it into the trunk.

    Gillian Clark: They're Only Happy When It Rains

  • "I'll never own a Kindle," she said, hefting a copy of Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco from her purse.

    Women 2.0: Geek Girls Unite!

  • I collected our marking sticks from the ground, hefting my stone.

    Fire The Sky

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-01-01


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