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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  The  sepulcher  .  .  .  Hath  oped  his  ponderous  and 
  marble  jaws.  --Shak. 
  2.  Important;  momentous;  forcible.  ``Your  more  ponderous  and 
  settled  project.''  --Shak. 
  3.  Heavy;  dull;  wanting;  lightless  or  spirit;  as  a  ponderous 
  style;  a  ponderous  joke. 
  {Ponderous  spar}  (Min.),  heavy  spar,  or  barytes.  See 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  slow  and  laborious  because  of  weight;  "the  heavy  tread  of 
  tired  troops";  "moved  with  a  lumbering  sag-bellied 
  trot";  "ponderous  prehistoric  beasts";  "a  ponderous 
  yawn"  [syn:  {heavy},  {lumbering}] 
  2:  having  great  mass  and  weight  and  unwieldiness;  "a  ponderous 
  stone";  "a  ponderous  burden";  "ponderous  weapons" 
  3:  labored  and  dull;  "a  ponderous  speech" 

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