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- n. The state or quality of being massy; ponderousness
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state or quality of being massy; ponderousness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being massy; greatness of bulk; ponderousness from size or density.
Atmosphere is itself a consequence of the massiness of the earth; in other words, its gravity.
When she had ascended the steps, and came walking up the terrace, the lowness of her dress in the bosom, the visibility of her trim ankles, and the flourishing massiness of the rest of her apparel, produced the effect, not of a woman over-dressed, but of a dress displaying a woman; and she came on, breathing rosy perfection, like the queen of the gardens.
Of his Translations, the "Satire of Juvenal" was written very early, and may therefore be forgiven, though it had not the massiness and vigour of the original.
Khan,  in the brightness of their silver battle-axes and the massiness of their maces of gold; -- the glittering of the gilt pine-apple  on the tops of the palankeens; -- the embroidered trappings of the elephants, bearing on their backs small turrets, in the shape of little antique temples, within which the Ladies of LALLA ROOKH lay as it were enshrined;
The following stanzas, in the description of the Cave of Mammon, the grisly house of Plutus, are unrivalled for the portentous massiness of the forms, the splendid chiaro-scuro, and shadowy horror.
Of his translations, the satire of Juvenal was written very early, and may, therefore, be forgiven, though it have not the massiness and vigour of the original.
The composition stresses the massiness of her body and the earth, setting them in opposition to the surrounding play of light.
The "masses" in all their glorious massiness took to the streets on a truly unprecdented scale.