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loading

the balancing out of workloads over the available CAPACITY of a machine or item of equipment. Effective machine loading seeks to identify and avoid over-or under-loaded machines or equipment. See PRODUCTION-LINE BALANCING.
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The loading of ships was once a matter of skill, judgment, and knowledge.
He caught the painter and made it fast, and we fell to loading the boat for our very lives.
At last, Providence being propitious, this wonderful loading came to a happy termination, Captain Nicholl's third bet being thus lost.
These she put on board in her own name, took his bills of loading for them, and endorsed those bills of loading to my husband, insuring the cargo afterwards in her own name, by our order; so that we were provided for all events, and for all disasters.
After loading there was a long delay before the horses were brought, these having been unharnessed during the ridding; but at length, about two o'clock, the whole was under way, the cooking-pot swinging from the axle of the waggon, Mrs Durbeyfield and family at the top, the matron having in her lap, to prevent injury to its works, the head of the clock, which, at any exceptional lurch of the waggon, struck one, or one-and-a-half, in hurt tones.
It was plain that as he had gone on loading and firing and cursing without the proper intermission, they had found time to regard him.
These are under command, and bound to do every duty required of them connected with the service; such as hunting, trapping, loading and unloading the horses, mounting guard; and, in short, all the drudgery of the camp.
They were the cheerful drudges of the party, loading and unloading the horses, pitching the tents, making the fires, cooking; in short, performing all those household and menial offices which the Indians usually assign to the squaws; and, like the squaws, they left all the hunting and fighting to others.
Then, when the loading finally began, a sleety rain was coming down once more, and the tree trunks were so slippery that it took twice as long as usual to lift them and get them in place on the sledge.
The steady stream of March VLCC loadings of Forties crude at the Hound Point terminal looks set to continue in earnest, despite persistent doubt about demand from Far Eastern refiners.
Firstly, we investigate the spatio-temporal pattern of mass loadings based on QLM dataset.
The charts on the opposite page provide examples of airplanes with different wing and power loadings.