heaving


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heaving

[′hēv·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
Vertical motion of a ship, as distinguished from pitching.
(petroleum engineering)
Partial or total collapse of drill hole walls resulting from internal pressures mainly due to swelling from hydration or formation gas pressures.
References in classic literature ?
The minute-hand of the watch moved on half-way to thirty, and still the white heaving sea was a misty blank.
When the quiet of the garret had been long undisturbed, and his heaving breast and shaken form had long yielded to the calm that must follow all storms--emblem to humanity, of the rest and silence into which the storm called Life must hush at last--they came forward to raise the father and daughter from the ground.
Again the Ghost sped on, above the black and heaving sea -- on, on -- until, being far away, as he told Scrooge, from any shore, they lighted on a ship.
Peggotty, who had released my hand, and put his own hand on his heaving chest; 'she attended to my Em'ly, lying wearied out, and wandering betwixt whiles, till late next day.