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heavy

1. having a relatively high density
2. (of soil) having a high clay content; cloggy
3. (of an industry) engaged in the large-scale complex manufacture of capital goods or extraction of raw materials
4. cloudy or overcast, esp threatening rain
5. (of an element or compound) being or containing an isotope with greater atomic weight than that of the naturally occurring element
6. Horse racing (of the going on a racecourse) soft and muddy
7. 
a. a villainous role
b. an actor who plays such a part
8. Scot strong bitter beer

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In R/T (radio telephony) terminology, it means large aircraft in the heavy wake turbulence category (e.g., “Air-India 123 heavy”). The suffix indicates that the aircraft is a large transport, alerting controllers and following aircraft to the possibility of wake turbulence.
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He won't mind the heavy going and should have the stamina to prevail in this Grade 2 contest.
40 This brother to mudlark Buckhorn Tom shares his sibling's love of testing ground and followed his easy win over 2m11/2f at Fontwell in November with a close second in a 2m71/2f handicap chase on heavy going at Chepstow in December.
Alex Curran glam with a Hollywood hairdo Heavy going.
The lightly-raced seven-year-old won a three-mile hurdle event two years ago in heavy going, and his recent run suggests he is ready to make his mark over the bigger obstacles.
The heavy going was right up his street at Haydock three weeks ago.
Despite being without new signing, three-time world champion Dave Hemsley and Polish superstar Damian Wozny, Coventry adapted quickly to the heavy going and held all the aces against a fitter Birmingham side who were enjoying their third match of the year.
The Darlington-based permit holder has just six horses in his yard, but his 14-1 outsider scored a 15-length victory over Model Son as more well-fancied rivals were left trailing on the heavy going.
Foreign sweatshops, the poisoning of the environment, IBM's role in the Holocaust All very worthy and all extremely heavy going, especially in one cinema sitting.
First time he finished fifth of 20 on heavy going at Windsor in October before running well on rain-softened ground at Brighton.
Young Dutch conductor Lawrence Renes made heavy going of the first movement's opening gestures and after a sultry andante more responsive to such shaping, the Minuet overstayed its welcome with the conductor's insistence upon observing every repeat.
Two months ago, in heavy going and over a distance four furlongs further than his best trip of two miles, the eight-year-old superstar was slaughtered by front-running Limestone Lad who ground him into the mud.
50 Uttoxeter SP forecast 10-11 Reportedly immature when well beaten on his first four starts last season, but the money came on his reappearance in a heavy going novice handicap at Carlisle last month and he looked an improved performer, bolting up by ten lengths.