heaves heaves  /ˈhivz/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks

Usage(s):

  1. After extensive renovations, its lofty interiors are now a mood-lit bolt-hole that heaves with tout le monde.
  2. Roughly once a week, a flotilla of half a dozen or so tankers heaves into the steamy southern Iraqi port of Khur al-Zubar, and the normally sleepy docks jump to life.
  3. As he sleeps, his tiny chest heaves and the translucent fingertips of his right hand open and close over his crumpled face.

News

  • Section of I95 Northbound to be Closed for Repairs

    I-95 northbound from Island Falls to Oakfield will be closed beginning next week. The Maine Department of Transportation is rebuilding a section of the road to minimize frost heaves. The project begins at Exit 276 and extends to Exit 286. Drivers will be detoured to Route 2, but MDOT off . . .
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WABI Bangor

Quotes

  1. "There will be no more heaves. The parliamentary party has made its decision. We're a very democratic party. We had a very good debate and there will be issues that will come up out of the debate that will strengthen the party," Mr Bruton said....
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Richard Bruton Source: Irish Independent

  2. "He should have won about half of [his starts]," Helton said "He's pitched well all year and put us in ballgames all year and we just haven't scored him any runs. He's so much fun to play behind, he just gets the ball and heaves it and works...
    on Jun 13, 2006 By: Todd Helton Source: MLB.com

  3. "Not to be insulting, but a couple of those shots, I can't give him credit for," said Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, who otherwise was highly complimentary of Teague's play. "They were just heaves and they went in."
    on Feb 7, 2007 By: Tom Izzo Source: Indianapolis Star

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