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The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Hunter-Weston despite his heavy losses will be advancing to-morrow which should divert pressure from you.
Heavy firing continued all that afternoon, inflicting great loss on the rebels, whilst the Spaniards lost one soldier.
The keen resentment had faded from his face, but an immense reproach was there—a heavy, helpless, appealing reproach.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Rye is now being harvested, and is quite heavy: in fact, all the crops promise abundant harvests.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
A flock of weary sheep pattered along the road, barnward bound, heavy eyed and bleating softly.
The moment the bait was touched, down would come the heavy timber—smash—on the tiger's head.
To meet this heavy expense the ministers had to devise all sorts of expedients to raise money.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
There was a distant, dull boom in the air—a repeated heavy thud.

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