heaver

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heaver a bar used as a lever (as in twisting rope)
    • n heaver a workman who heaves freight or bulk goods (especially at a dockyard)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heaver (Naut) A bar used as a lever.
    • Heaver One who, or that which, heaves or lifts; a laborer employed on docks in handling freight; as, a coal heaver .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heaver One who or that which heaves or lifts. Specifically — One of a class of men employed about docks to take goods from vessels: generally used in composition: as, coal-heaver.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Heaver one who, or that which, heaves
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hebban, pa.t. hóf, pa.p. hafen; Ger. heben.

Usage

In literature:

He was a heaver of coals, quick and ready beyond his kind.
"John Ingerfield and Other Stories" by Jerome K. Jerome
He said loudly that he looked on the Heaver as the best three-year-old in England.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
It is somewhere said in that work that the wife of a coal-heaver is more respectable than the mistress of a prince.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
I had rather be a self-reliant coal-heaver than a millionaire of uncertain will.
"Born in Exile" by George Gissing
I've heard him call her names that would frighten a coal-heaver.
"The Small House at Allington" by Anthony Trollope
He had no cause to love the provincial coal-heaver who had raised a raucous voice to threaten him.
"I Will Repay" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
He was summarily disposed of, being brained by a handspike or heaver, and thrown into the sea.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
I have tried it, and I can assure you that a coal-heaver is happy by comparison.
"A Man of Means" by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
If so, lay the blame on coal and coal-heavers.
"The Works of Lord Byron: Letters and Journals, Volume 2." by Lord Byron
The noisy scene of butchers, drovers, and coal-heavers was new to me.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, XXII" by various
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In poetry:

They are fighters, but they're not the hero kind;
They are just a gang of grimy sailormen.
They're the knights of crank and lever,
They're the stoker, and the heaver;
In their little hell-hot, iron furnace den.
"The Fire-Room Crew" by Burt Franklin Jenness

In news:

Lloyd Stanley "LS" Heaver , age 60, of Andover, and formerly of St Cloud, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at his residence.
He was born Oct 30, 1948, in Denison, Texas, the son of Lloyd William and Hilda Marie Pilantz Heaver .
Hilda Mary Laura Heaver , age 79, of Monticello, died early Tuesday morning, Nov 12, 2002 at the St Cloud Hospital.
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In science:

The tail of distribution of the r.v. supt∈R θ(t) is essentially heaver in comparison to the Gaussian r.v. τ or to the upper tail of each variable θ(t), t ∈ T .
Support of Borelian Measures in Separable Banach Spaces
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