heft up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v heft up lift or elevate
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Usage

In literature:

I hefted her brass-nailed trunk up the hill from their tent myself, and I watched her take out her crucifix.
"The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories" by Owen Wister
He picked up a huge boulder and hefted it in his arms.
"The Space Pioneers" by Carey Rockwell
He picked up one of the cylinders and hefted it in the palm of his hand.
"Sense from Thought Divide" by Mark Irvin Clifton
The real Carl Heft was wounded by a shell splinter, and has turned up again over there.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
Instead, he tiptoed out of the elevator hefting his gun, and came up silently behind the pair.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
With a sense of dread, Dulaq picked up the club and hefted it in his hand.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
I don't say but Sim and me done our best since we growed up, but Ma done the heft on't, and it needs a woman now.
"The Wooing of Calvin Parks" by Laura E. Richards
Rick picked up the stranger's fallen pistol and hefted it.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He picked up a rock, hefted it, then threw it into the pile of cans.
"The Scarlet Lake Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
He was "consid'ble hefted up" at the undisguised effect of his own facetiousness.
"Belford's Magazine, Volume II, No. 8, January, 1889" by Various
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In poetry:

Loam-humps, he says, moles shunt
up from delved worm-haunt;
blue fur, moles have; hefting chalk-hulled flint
he with rock splits open
knobbed quartz; flayed colors ripen
rich, brown, sudden in sunlight.
"Ode For Ted" by Sylvia Plath
Well, Ma was mighty glad to get that worry off her mind,
And hefting up the bucket so combustibly inclined,
She hurried down the garden to that refuge so discreet,
And dumped the liquid menace safely through the centre seat.
"The Three Bares" by Robert W Service

In news:

MTV adds heft in Rhapsody link-up .
Proof of the extra heft of Sunday's episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones" came as viewers realized that there would be no continuation of most of the open storylines that make up the epic fantasy series.
We have our favorite chairs, ways of That favorite chair, the heft of that package in your hand, the crack of the binding and the smell of the paper stir up feelings of warmth, comfort and pleasure.
When you pick up Wits & Wagers Family, the first thing you notice is the game's heft.
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