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dead load

The weight of a building,not counting the occupants and furnishings.

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Tight, this production isn't, and you can easily spot places where Davis' cast seems to be straining against the dramatic dead weight of Higgins' script.
The new facility will consist of a single-point mooring capable of handling crude tankers up to 350,000 dead weight tons.
It is, as noted above, like most of Jong's full-length works of fiction, insofar as such merits as it does possess are ultimately squashed flat as a pancake by the dead weight of the author's self-enchantment.
Any sudden noises make the 33-year-old dad go rigid and fall over like a dead weight.
Vice chairman of the NFU livestock board Malcolm Corbett, from Rochester, said: "We have been working hard with leaders in the red meat industry to eradicate the rounding down of dead weight carcasses and increase transparency in the supply chain.
He said: "Each runner carries 12st and as I'm only 8st 7lb there will be a lot of dead weight.
Come on San Fernando Valley, let's loose the dead weight of downtown.
But what a dead weight French actress Jeanne Moreau turned out to be, speaking only if she was spoken to and even then only saying something negative.
It will take our more constant attention to goad agencies into jettisoning the dead weight, rooting out the inefficiencies, and working to show the public exactly what they can accomplish.
The organization has over 240 members, whose combined fleet comprises more than 2,160 tankers totalling over 160 million dead weight tons ("dwt") - 70% of the world's independent tanker fleet above 10,000 dwt.
Limited Tenders are invited for Procurement Of Portable Electro-Pneumatic Calibrator And Dead Weight Tester At Ntpc Solapur.
But even if he didn't, removing this dead weight from our new democracy would still be an excellent idea.