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An' I'll be whipped if 'Mandy herself didn't tell the heft on't arter 'twas all over.

I gathered that the heft of his spare change had come from dickers in stocks and bonds.

I'd told him the heft of the yarn on the way from the church, and he was interested.

"I spend the heft of my daytimes out in the Back yard," he wrote.

They haven't any more business sense than a hen, the heft of 'em ain't.

Havin' hung on to the heft of our senses so far, course we decline!

The last one—he was about your heft—he got a scare, I tell you.

Well, now, if you're a mind to try it—I was goin' to say you didn't look to me like you had the heft.

When the heft of thy intellect is thrown against a problem, something has got to give.

For the next, he had to heft with his side-jaw against a boss of stone.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "weight, heaviness, quality of weight," from heave on analogy of thieve/theft, weave/weft, etc.; also influenced by heft, obsolete past participle of heave.

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