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dead weight

1. the difference between the loaded and the unloaded weights of a ship
2. another name for dead load
3. (in shipping) freight chargeable by weight rather than by bulk

dead load

1. The weight of a structure itself, including the weight of fixtures or equipment permanently attached to it. Compare with live load.
2. The load imposed on a pipe located in a trench and covered by infill; depends on the depth and width of the trench, and the density and character of the infill material.
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The National Beef Association says the price grids offered by individual companies show many abattoirs not only charge pounds 4-pounds 8 for handling OTM (over 30 month) cattle because of SRM (specified BSE risk material) removal requirements, but also deduct up to 50p per kg dead weight from the carcase price.
DEREK PRINGLE: You cannot carry dead weight against Australia and Ashley Giles and Geraint Jones are looking fairly dead weight.
The electoral system takes care of dead weight when it comes to politicians.
Surely the owners of the Pallasades would love to be free of the dead weight of the station, and exploit the flow of shoppers not travellers.
I suspect that the volume is fundamentally a website struggling to emerge from the dead weight of bound paper.
They unloaded a dead weight in Jeff Cirillo, but they also lost Mike Cameron, who might have had an inconsistent bat but was in the upper echelon of defensive center fielders.
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If the girl's timing isn't in sync with the guy's, or if she allows herself to go limp and become dead weight, a train wreck is almost certain to follow.
But in a moral vacuum, the Democrats deserve to drop of their own dead weight.
4 m long, 3570 tonne dead weight vessel is registered under the Singapore flag.
A design that utilizes laser-welded steel sections is said to have kept the dead weight of the robot low, enabling the load-bearing capacity to be raised.
To ride on the Flat you have obviously got to be light, and if you then ride over jumps you are carrying too much dead weight.