On the contrary, they have been the dead weights; they have been the blocks in the way.
Throw overboard all dead weights from fascia and wake up the forces of the excretories.
Its "cumbrous shells" cling like dead weights around man, and keep him from the larger, freer life.
It will be compelled, in fact, to lighten itself of some dead weights in order to maintain its actual situation.
The unfortunates who happened to be engaged were first pushed, then driven, and finally shot forward, like dead weights.