Ponderous

Definition of Ponderous

Pon´der`ous
a.1.Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant.
The sepulcher . . .
Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws.
- Shak.
2.Important; momentous; forcible.
3.Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke.
Ponderous spar
(Min.) heavy spar, or barytes. See Barite.

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