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swallow-fish

SWAL'LOW-FISH, n. A sea fish of the genus Trigla, called in Cornwall, tub-fish; remarkable for the size of its gill-fins. It is called also the sapphirine gurnard.




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SWAL'LOW-FISH, n. A sea fish of the genus Trigla, called in Cornwall, tub-fish; remarkable for the size of its gill-fins. It is called also the sapphirine gurnard.


SWAL'LOW-FISH, n.

A sea fish of the genus Trigla, called in Cornwall tub-fish; remarkable for the size of its gill-fins. It is called also the sapphirine gurnard. – Cyc.


Swal"low*fish`
  1. The European sapphirine gurnard (Trigla hirundo). It has large pectoral fins.
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Swallow-fish

SWAL'LOW-FISH, noun A sea fish of the genus Trigla, called in Cornwall, tub-fish; remarkable for the size of its gill-fins. It is called also the sapphirine gurnard.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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heavy

HEAV'Y, a. hev'y.

1. Weighty; ponderous; having great weight; tending strongly to the center of attraction; contrary to light; applied to material bodies; as a heavy stone; a heavy load.

2. Sad; sorrowful; dejected; depressed in mind.

A light wife makes a heavy husband.

So is he that singeth songs to a heavy heart. Prov.25.

3. Grievous; afflictive; depressing to the spirits; as heavy news; a heavy calamity.

4. Burdensome; oppressive; as heavy taxes.

Make thy father's heavy yoke--lighter. 1 Kings.12.

5. Wanting life and animation; dull.

My heavy eyes you say confess

A heart to love and grief inclined.

6. Drowsy; dull.

Their eyes were heavy. Matt.26. Luke.9.

7. Wanting spirit or animation; destitute of life or rapidity of sentiment; dull; as a heavy writer; a heavy style.

8. Wanting activity or vivacity; indolent.

But of a heavy, dull, degenerate mind.

9. Slow; sluggish.

He walks with a heavy gait.

10. Burdensome; tedious; as heavy hours.

Time lies heavy on him who has no employment.

11. Loaded; encumbered; burdened.

He found his men heavy, and laden with booty.

12. Lying with weight on the stomach; not easily digested; as, oily food is heavy to the stomach.

13. Moist; deep; soft; miry; as heavy land; a heavy soil. We apply heavy to soft loamy or clayey land, which makes the draught of a plow or wagon difficult and laborious. So we say, a heavy road.

14. Difficult; laborious; as a heavy draught.

15. Weary; supported with pain or difficulty.

And the hands of Moses were heavy. Ex.17.

16. Inflicting severe evils,punishments or judgments.

The hand of the Lord was heavy on them of Ashdod.

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17. Burdensome; occasioning great care.

This thing is too heavy for thee. Ex.18.

18. Dull; not hearing; inattentive.

Neither his ears heavy, that he cannot hear. Is.59.

19. Large, as billows; swelling and rolling with great force; as a heavy sea.

20. Large in amount; as a heavy expense; a heavy debt.

21. Thick; dense; black; as a heavy cloud.

22. Violent; tempestuous; as a heavy wind or gale.

23. Large; abundant; as a heavy fall of snow or rain.

24. Great; violent; forcible; as a heavy fire of cannon or small arms.

25. Not raised by leaven or fermentation; not light; clammy; as heavy bread.

26. Requiring much labor or much expense; as a heavy undertaking.

27. Loud; as heavy thunder.

Heavy metal, in military affairs, signifies large guns, carrying balls of a large size, or it is applied to large balls themselves.

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