Heave offering

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heave offering (Jewish Antiq) An offering or oblation heaved up or elevated before the altar, as the shoulder of the peace offering. See Wave offering.
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Usage

In literature:

Dirkovitch made no offer to raise him, but little Mildred heaved him up in an instant.
"Soldiers Three, Part II." by Rudyard Kipling
No contribution or heave-offering should be given to an ignorant priest.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
And if they offer any resistance, knock 'em down, or heave 'em overboard.
"The Castaways" by Harry Collingwood
Dirkovitch made no offer to raise him, but little Mildred heaved him up in an instant.
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
Sin, her father, sends to her temple blood-offerings and heave-offerings of oxen and of doves.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
A creek behind Sandy Point offering every convenience for heaving her down, the Adelaide was moved into it, and laid on the beach.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
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In poetry:

We read the heav'nly word,
We take the offered grace,
Obey the statutes of the Lord,
And trust his promises.
"Hymn 120" by Isaac Watts
"But charm'd by heav'n, or else my griefs,
He offer'd me no wrong;
Save that within these lonely walls
I've been immur'd so long."
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British
This is her grace before her food,
This her libation poured;
Even thus his offering, Aaron good
Heaved up to thank the Lord,
When for the people all he stood,
And with a cake adored.
"The Thank-Offering" by George MacDonald