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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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The risk of pre-term birth is highest for women who drink heavily or at binge levels," the BBC quoted Dr Colleen O'Leary, from the University of Western Australia, who led the study, as saying.
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With the exception of the opening screen, and the showcases for student work, the site is heavily text oriented which presents barriers for individuals who are visually impaired.
In fact, the impactor plant was so efficient at crushing the heavily reinforced concrete that it outpaced the excavators' ability to size material and was moved offsite to another crushing job while more properly sized material was stockpiled.
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When you're heavily involved in cancer research, it gives you a real appreciation for life and how important it is to live life every day.
We don't think our requirements are significantly different or different at all from those in the commercial sector," he said, "and from that perspective, we need to play very heavily with those in the commercial sector to make sure that the product we come up with collectively meets DoD's requirements.
In a second adjusted analysis, couples' risk of failing to conceive within the first year was elevated when women smoked heavily (relative risk, 3.
In considering both the administrative burden on interstate commerce noted above and the economic burden caused by applying a heavily weighted sales-factor to nonincome taxes, it is easy to see that conducting interstate commerce is becoming increasingly burdensome.
Campaigners are gathering in Birmingham, England, five years after the 1998 summit of the world's leading industrialized nations in that city, to proclaim that the world's richest countries are still failing to honour their promises to help the heavily indebted poorest.
At the risk of encouraging the ghost of Joe Hill to come back and haunt us, we suspect investors should avoid heavily unionized industries today more than usual.
In addition, some supporting the counter-terrorist operation "nonetheless demanded investigations into how Russian security agencies allowed a heavily armed battalion of Chechen suicide bombers to make it to Moscow and into the theater in the first place.