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Synonyms for heft

the property of being large in mass

test the weight of something by lifting it

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In the devastation of the 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak, when hefted flocks in the Lake District in Cumbria were lost, shepherding alone was not considered feasible to re-introduce sheep to these hills and it required a combination of shepherding and stock proof fences.
But he would be the last of the hefted men of Celynnen, it seemed.
You hefted the bag over your shoulder and you walked until the last letter was delivered.
Miss Hughes, a teacher of environmental science, has recently bought ten hefted sheep which graze at Talybont-on-Usk.
I read that the ancestral urge to be hefted may be one of the most profound but least understood characteristic of modern life.
We're due to pick them up soon,'' she noted, as she hefted a carton of cartridges onto a table in the staff break room.