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  • A Jamestown sentry on duty shouldering his heavy matchlock musket. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    A Jamestown sentry on duty shouldering his heavy matchlock musket. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj heavy-duty designed for heavy work "a heavy-duty detergent","heavy-duty gloves"
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In literature:

His heavy-jowled features stared doggedly out of screens wherever men were on duty or at ease.
"The Aliens" by Murray Leinster
Cram went about his duties with a heavy heart and light aid.
"Waring's Peril" by Charles King
It's a heavy duty job, I know.
"Millennium" by Everett B. Cole
The prisoners do not do heavy work, their work being police duties, etc.
"The Better Germany in War Time" by Harold Picton
There were three men with heavy-duty blast-rifles.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
Duty, heavy-winged duty, prevented my taking the journey; duty to an always-contrary relation, now unwell.
"The Prodigal Returns" by Lilian Staveley
With a heavy heart, in midst of all her joy, Hetty went about her duties: vague fears oppressed her.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Helen Jackson
In view of all the circumstances of the case I feel it my duty to demand a very heavy bail.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
He wished for such certainty, and cursed the heavy chance that had laid so grievous a duty on his shoulders.
"Is He Popenjoy?" by Anthony Trollope
Heavy duties were applied to foreign goods allowed to enter the colonies directly, including white sugar, Madeira wine, and coffee.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
If he found the duties too heavy for him he transferred the responsibility to some other male member.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
But delicate dress goods now, there's a heavy duty on them.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
Hal resumed his duties with a heavy weight on his heart.
"The Missing Tin Box" by Arthur M. Winfield
The Spanish Government forces its colonies to import from home by levying a heavy discriminating duty upon all goods not Spanish.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
If a Connecticut farmer brought a load of firewood into New York, he had to pay a heavy duty.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
It was a heavy duty police pacifier, a distance stunner, adjusted to a narrow beam.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
He accepted this heavy task as a sacred duty, and refused to take any pay for it.
"Michelangelo" by Romain Rolland
Again was it our unhappy duty to be the bearers of this most heavy news to that poor woman of woe, the unfortunate wife of the great Edward.
"With Ring of Shield" by Knox Magee
Two speeds are desirable, a slow one for heavy duty and a faster one for lighter work.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Even when conditions were thus bettered, there were still heavy inroads on sleep by the large amount of sentry duty required.
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner

In poetry:

"Behold, I come," the Savior cries,
With love and duty in his eyes,
"I come to bear the heavy load
Of sins, and do thy will, my God.
"Psalm 40" by Isaac Watts
Time, the extortioner, from richest beauty
Takes heavy toll and wrings rapacious duty.
Austere of feature if thou carve thy rhyme,
Perchance 'twill pay the lesser tax to Time.
"Epigrams" by William Watson
How carelessly you wore your beauty!
Lightly as if 'twere cloth of air,
Too heavy for your soul to wear,
As if to deny your gifts a duty,
Alas, for now you sigh
To see your graces fly.
"Epitaph for a Careless Beauty" by Marya Zaturenska
Yet now to strangers I consign
Thy wounded mind, thy feeble health;
A charge more dear than life resign,
To watch a little worldly wealth.
Duty compels me to remain
But oh! how heavy feels the chain!
"Henry, On The Departure Of His Wife From Calcutta" by Matilda Betham

In news:

It mainly produces axles for GM's heavy-duty pickups, which accounts for about three-quarters of its sales.
6 heavy-duty rotary hydraulic bending machine to the Knoxville, TN, fabricating plant of Morris Coupling.
For police duty, Dodge adds bracing to the Charger 's roof and doors, and the heavy-duty brakes and suspension are designed to withstand considerable abuse.
This heavy-duty Ram 2500 4X4 Longbed thus became America's only factory-built CNG pickup.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A truck stop chain has opened its first compressed natural gas facility for heavy-duty trucks in Oklahoma.
President Barack Obama watches a worker during a visit to the heavy duty engines line at the Daimler Detroit Diesel plant in Redford, Mich. Fiscal Cliff Headlines.
1 cup heavy duty mayonnaise.
ATI's portable jib cranes are built of heavy-duty industrial welded steel for safe and long-lasting use.
The catalog includes medium duty cylinders, metric ISO cylinders, heavy duty/linear position cylinders and large bore cylinders .
Heavy-duty cleaning agent was snatched almost daily for a month.
Diesels account for nearly 80 percent of Ram Heavy Duty sales.
The state of Connecticut is making $360,000 in grants available to replace on-road, heavy-duty diesel trucks with new, low-emission trucks.
The company, which makes heavy-duty diesel truck engines, said it will invest $120 million at the plant in Redford Township, Mich.
Bearcats coach Butch Jones has spent the past week doing some heavy-duty recruiting.
Gently remove the pot from the root ball and slip it into a heavy-duty zipper bag trimmed to size.

In science:

The linear congruential generator is robust (over forty years of heavy-duty use!), simple and fast; the theory is reasonably well understood.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The cameras are mounted on a heavy-duty tripod-heads (Manfrotto 229) with scales for altitude, azimuth and rotation. A small GPS receiver with USB port (Laipac G10U) will synchronize the control computer in time.
A Prototype for the PASS Permanent All Sky Survey
Special heavy-duty mechanical shutter was designed to sustain over 107 opening cycles. A prototype has been tested at high frequency in a lab.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
The burden of managing sharing is also substantial, and the conventional solutions to this problem, such as bus or network-on-chip (NOC) architectures, are complex, heavy-duty and not provided with language-level support.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols
The problem with this approach, inspired by tagged-token data-flow, is that it is unnecessarily heavy-duty.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols
I should emphasize that the PostBQP = PP proof is about one page long, and does not use rational functions or any other heavy-duty mathematics.5 This paper is based on chapter 15 of my PhD thesis .
Quantum Computing, Postselection, and Probabilistic Polynomial-Time