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Aller - Hydrology - Heavy Metal Pollution
... The pollution of the Aller by heavy metals has resulted from centuries of mining in the Harz mountains ... Harz rivers, such as the Aller tributary of the Oker, picked up heavy metals from the mines and their spoil heaps ... In 1999 investigations were carried out into the heavy metal content of the suspended material in the Aller near Verden ...
Heavy Cruiser
... The heavy cruiser was a type of cruiser, a naval warship designed for long range and high speed, armed generally with naval guns of roughly 203mm calibre (8 inches in caliber) and displacing approximately 10,000 tons ... While the general mission of the heavy cruiser to act as a fast scout for a battle fleet and protect and hunt down commerce was largely unchanged from the days ... The heavy cruiser can be seen as a lineage of ship design from 1915 until 1945, although the term 'heavy cruiser' only came into formal use in 1930 ...
T-35 - Combat History
... The T-35 served with the 5th Separate Heavy Tank Brigade in Moscow, primarily for parade duties, from 1935 until 1940 ... the T-35s from frontline service, with the option to either convert them to heavy self-propelled artillery, or to assign them to the various military academies ... In fact, two other prototypes of multi-turreted heavy tanks had been sent to the front for testing T-100 and SMK ...
509th Heavy Tank Battalion (Germany)
... The 509th Heavy Panzer Battalion (abbreviated s.Pz.Abt. 509) was a German heavy panzer abteilung equipped with Tiger I and later Tiger II Königstiger tanks ... As with other German heavy tank battalions, it was never assigned to a single corps but shuffled around as needed ...
Heavy - Other
... Heavy (aviation), a term used by pilots and air-traffic controllers A type of strength of Scottish beer A class in Team Fortress, and Team Fortress 2 Heavy infantry ...

More definitions of "heavy":

  • (adj): (used of soil) compact and fine-grained.
    Example: "The clayey soil was heavy and easily saturated"
    Synonyms: clayey, cloggy
  • (adj): Large and powerful; especially designed for heavy loads or rough work.
    Example: "A heavy truck"; "heavy machinery"
  • (adj): Unusually great in degree or quantity or number.
    Example: "Heavy taxes"; "a heavy fine"; "heavy casualties"; "heavy losses"; "heavy rain"; "heavy traffic"
  • (noun): An actor who plays villainous roles.
  • (noun): A serious (or tragic) role in a play.
  • (adj): Of comparatively great physical weight or density.
    Example: "A heavy load"; "lead is a heavy metal"; "heavy mahogony furniture"
  • (adj): Having or suggesting a viscous consistency.
    Example: "Heavy cream"
  • (adj): Of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought.
    Example: "Heavy matters of state"
    Synonyms: grave, grievous, weighty
  • (adj): Made of fabric having considerable thickness.
    Example: "A heavy coat"
  • (adj): Dense or inadequately leavened and hence likely to cause distress in the alimentary canal.
    Example: "A heavy pudding"
  • (adj): Lacking lightness or liveliness.
    Example: "Heavy humor"
    Synonyms: leaden
  • (adj): Marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness.
    Example: "A heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids"
  • (adj): Requiring or showing effort.
    Example: "Heavy breathing"
    Synonyms: labored, laboured
  • (adv): Slowly as if burdened by much weight.
    Example: "Time hung heavy on their hands"
    Synonyms: heavily
  • (adj): Of great intensity or power or force.
    Example: "A heavy blow"; "the fighting was heavy"; "heavy seas"
  • (adj): Permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter.
    Example: "Heavy fog"
    Synonyms: dense, impenetrable
  • (adj): Usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it.
    Synonyms: fleshy, overweight
  • (adj): Full and loud and deep.
    Example: "Heavy sounds"
    Synonyms: sonorous
  • (adj): Sharply inclined.
    Example: "A heavy grade"
  • (adj): Prodigious.
    Example: "Heavy investor"
    Synonyms: big
  • (adj): Wide from side to side.
    Example: "A heavy black mark"
    Synonyms: thick
  • (adj): Of the military or industry; using (or being) the heaviest and most powerful armaments or weapons or equipment.
    Example: "Heavy artillery"; "heavy infantry"; "a heavy cruiser"; "heavy guns"; "heavy industry involves large-scale production of basic products (such as steel) used by other industries"
  • (adj): Used of syllables or musical beats.
    Synonyms: accented, strong
  • (adj): (physics, chemistry) being or containing an isotope with greater than average atomic mass or weight.
    Example: "Heavy hydrogen"; "heavy water"
  • (adj): Full of; bearing great weight.
    Example: "Trees heavy with fruit"
    Synonyms: weighed down
  • (adj): (of an actor or role) being or playing the villain.
    Example: "Iago is the heavy role in 'Othello'"
  • (adj): Slow and laborious because of weight.
    Example: "The heavy tread of tired troops"
    Synonyms: lumbering, ponderous
  • (adj): Of a drinker or drinking; indulging intemperately.
    Example: "A heavy drinker"
    Synonyms: hard

Famous quotes containing the word heavy:

    Colonial system, public debts, heavy taxes, protection, commercial wars, etc., these offshoots of the period of manufacture swell to gigantic proportions during the period of infancy of large-scale industry. The birth of the latter is celebrated by a vast, Herod-like slaughter of the innocents.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively, without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; Mbut when a beginning is made—when felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt—it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    One story recounts that a Tennessean, after a single day in the then almost impenetrable tangle of cypress, briars, and canebreaks, pestered by myriads of mosquitoes, and bogged in the heavy gumbo mud, declared: “Arkansas is not part of the world for which Jesus Christ died—I want none of it.”
    —Administration in the State of Arka, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)