heave


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heave

the horizontal displacement of rock strata at a fault

heave

[hēv]
(geology)
The horizontal component of the slip, measured at right angles to the strike of the fault.
(mining engineering)
A rising of the floor of a mine caused by its being too soft to resist the weight on the pillars.
A predominantly upward movement of the surface of the soil due to expansion or displacement.
(oceanography)
The motion imparted to a floating body by wave action.

heave

The upward movement of soil caused by expansion or displacement resulting from phenomena such as moisture absorption, the removal of overburden, the driving of piles, and the action of frost.
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But the village was very peaceful and quiet, and the light mists were solemnly rising, as if to show me the world, and I had been so innocent and little there, and all beyond was so unknown and great, that in a moment with a strong heave and sob I broke into tears.
No sooner hee with them of Man and Beast Select for life shall in the Ark be lodg'd, And shelterd round, but all the Cataracts Of Heav'n set open on the Earth shall powre Raine day and night, all fountaines of the Deep Broke up, shall heave the Ocean to usurp Beyond all bounds, till inundation rise Above the highest Hills: then shall this Mount Of Paradise by might of Waves be moovd Out of his place, pushd by the horned floud, With all his verdure spoil'd, and Trees adrift Down the great River to the op'ning Gulf, And there take root an Iland salt and bare, The haunt of Seales and Orcs, and Sea-mews clang.
He told me the other day that since I set him thinking he never sees a gentleman without feeling inclined to heave a brick at him.
And he and Redruth backed with a great heave that sent her stern bodily under water.
Don't yer talk about Johnstown ner such things to Penn, 'r Uncle Salters he'll heave ye overboard.
I was all in, but I gave that heave right O--and then it was, 'Another heave now, Mr.
I'll be blessed if he didn't make those poor niggers heave at every rope on the pin-rails before he found the halyards.
We lowered sail, picked up one end of the net, and began to heave it into the boat.
In the second dog-watch the sailors come on deck, stripped, and heave buckets of water upon one another from overside.
Big with new birth the belly heaves Beneath its screen of scented leaves; Past any doubt, the bull conceives!