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dead load

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

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The poet's happiness in communing with the bird is contrasted with the dead weight of human grief and sickness and the transience of youth and beauty.
An Aframax vessel is around 110 000 dead weight tons and carries mostly crude oil.
Vale and the management of Lianyungang port in China's eastern Jiangsu province signed a cooperative agreement in July to pave the way for Vale's ultra-large Valemaxes which have a capacity of 400000 dead weight tons (dwt) to dock at the port and boost productivity of their operations.
The FH series of hardness testers includes load cell based systems offering enhanced test results over dead weight loading units.
Nordic Tankers now has six fully-owned tankers, namely five Handysize ships of 37,000 dead weight tonnes (dwt) and one LR1 ship of 73,000 dwt.
But boot camp seems to have helped, with the most effective exercisebeing the one that gave her the strength to lose several stones of dead weight.
The Children's Rights Alliance's Jillian van Turnhout added: "This Budget will prove itself to be a dead weight that will drag more and more families into darkness and despair, depriving our country of a brighter future that we so desperately need.
THE expected raising of the cattle brain-testing age limit from 30 months to 48 months at the end of the year highlights the fact that there should be a significant adjustment now to the dead weight prices being offered for cattle in that age range, say beef farmers.
CALIBRATION DYNAMICS working with Mensor Corporation bring you a Dead Weight Tester which is technically unrivalled.
He said the company already placed order for two tankers from Jiangsu Eastern Shipyard for crude oil transport with a 85,000 long ton dead weight capacity valued at US$ 61.
Feel the dead weight of a dead star, the first star hung until morning.
DEREK PRINGLE: You cannot carry dead weight against Australia and Ashley Giles and Geraint Jones are looking fairly dead weight.