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dead load

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

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The epigraph that opens Foucault and the Iranian Revolution, taken from the 1978 writings of an Iranian feminist critic of the French thinker, sets the stage for this charge: "The Western liberal Left needs to know that Islamic law can become a dead weight on societies hungering for change.
For that reason, the Cornice design is considerably simpler than competing solutions, stripping away storage-technology excesses that are necessary in PCs but dead weight in consumer electronics.
'I would have liked to be fit when getting on the plane and don't want to be a dead weight,' said Thomas.
Choreography of file highest order could offset such artistic dead weight, bill this great while elephant tethered to ABT's repertoire offered nothing of the kind.
Let's face it: Many financial executive think of defined benefit (DB) pension plans as a financial dead weight shackled to the corporate balance sheet with little redeeming value in terms of attracting and retaining younger workers.
An action-packed storyline that gallops to a thrilling, if predictable, end, Dead Weight has been well worth the wait.
Ali sensors are dead weight calibrated with standards traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Companies looking to dump their dead weight in exchange for some rippers should give these dudes a call.
The March 9 article by Jayson Blair begins: "In the good old days of just a year ago, the founders of Inside.com sniffed at the dead weight of their competitors' 'legacy publications'--that is, those printed on paper.
The other question is whether the civilian Chilean government will finally move ahead with much-needed reform as the dead weight of Pinochet's legacy is finally being lifted.
Then in a mid-life crisis of sorts, the company Hefner inherited from Dad was coping with a drastic decline in the circulation of its flagship monthly as well as the dead weight of cash-hemorrhaging casinos and night clubs, where the rabbit-ear clad Bunnies seemed to outnumber paying patrons.
Nineties women want a real challenge - a road race with a dead weight of coal on their backs!