Ponderous

Pon"der*ous

(?), a. [L. ponderosus, from pondus, -eris, a weight: cf. F. pondreux. See Ponder.] 1. Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.
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The sepulcher . . .
Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws.
Shak.
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2. Important; momentous; forcible. "Your more ponderous and settled project." Shak.
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3. Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke.
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Ponderous spar (Min.), heavy spar, or barytes. See Barite.
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