Ponderous spar
Ponderous Pon"der*ous, a. [L. ponderosus, from pondus, -eris, a weight: cf. F. pond['e]reux. See {Ponder}.] 1. Very heavy; weighty; as, a ponderous shield; a ponderous load; the ponderous elephant. [1913 Webster]

The sepulcher . . . Hath oped his ponderous and marble jaws. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Important; momentous; forcible. ``Your more ponderous and settled project.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Heavy; dull; wanting; lightless or spirit; as, a ponderous style; a ponderous joke. [1913 Webster]

{Ponderous spar} (Min.), heavy spar, or barytes. See {Barite}. [1913 Webster]


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