heavy metal

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Synonyms for heavy metal

a metal of relatively high density (specific gravity greater than about 5) or of high relative atomic weight (especially one that is poisonous like mercury or lead)

loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat

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All of the results were in agreement with the heavy metal contents in the soils from the Liangfeng-irrigated area that were measured by Yang, Zheng, and co-authors (2005).
He joins forces once again with guitar prodigy Hedras Ramos, who had previously worked with Lee in the album 'Charlemagne: The Omens of Death' (2013), replacing Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest) and 'A Heavy Metal Christmas' (2012), which was Sir Christopher's first venture into Christmas Metal.
We don't want heavy metal contaminated by respectability and by the men in grey at the Palace.
By not addressing identified heavy metal accumulations, are patients perhaps being set up for future illness?
He said: "The Black Country and Birmingham are known as the home of heavy metal.
In the past, heavy metal has not been taken seriously and is seen as lacking academic credibility when compared with genres such as jazz and classical music.
For experiments examining the effect of UV and heavy metals together on ALP, the enzyme was incubated with 1mM of heavy metal and exposed to UV radiation (254 nm at a distance of 10 cm) for indicated time intervals.
Dr Katrina McFerran's study which spanned five years, found that heavy metal music leads to mental illness in some teens aged between 13 and 18.
Following the "Introduction," which serves to illuminate the purpose of Cope's research, as well as the structure of his book, chapter 1 contextualizes Birmingham, England as the birthplace of both hard rock and heavy metal in the late 1960s/early 1970s.
Directly, the main sources of heavy metal ions are foods and water, and indirectly industrial activities and traffic in the investigated area etc.
They cover the diversity of heavy metal compounds in soils; a methodology for studying them; compositions of copper, zinc, and lead compounds in clean and contaminated soils of the Lower Don Basin in the Southern Federal District of the Russian Federation; the sorption and distribution of heavy metals in contaminated soils; and the transformation of heavy metal compounds during the remediation of contaminated soils.
The band members loosened up gradually and out came the bad boy act one expects from heavy metal bands.
and international regulatory agencies; available analytical methods for measuring heavy metals; guidance on how to determine which an alytical methods are most suitable for dietary supplements; and selecting a contract laboratory that can properly conduct heavy metal testing.