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heave

(hēv)
n.
heaves(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A pulmonary disease of horses that is characterized by respiratory irregularities, such as coughing, and is noticeable especially after exercise or in cold weather.

heav′er n.
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It has always been a focus and hot spot to conduct research on soil frost heave characteristics.
How to get heave information has been mentioned in many studies.
Of these incidents, the frequently cited was frost heave, followed by failures due to snow or ice movement.
Frost heave can be so impressively high in Canada that we have a special name for it: "pingo," and we put it on our stamps (Photo 3).
Frost heaves occur when moisture collects in one zone in the soil and freezes there during cold weather.
Once frost heave has thus corralled the stones into clusters, it squeezes those clusters into piles or mounded stripes, says Kessler.
Brown's rebuttal, three times the length of Hurst's letter, both reinforces his original argument and deflates her comments - logs roll and brickbats heave. Direct and unrelentless in his response, he reiterates his position: "I believe, and have stated time and time again that 'outsiders' have contributed some of the very best interpretations of Negro life.
In 1989, Dash proposed that modest temperature differences can drive flows in these liquid surface films and contribute to frost heave. In soil, this chilled but unfrozen water tends to migrate along temperature gradients toward lower temperatures, eventually accumulating and freezing into ice "lenses." It is these ice accumulations, created by water drawn to the freezing sites, that force the soil apart, both lifting and compacting it.
Usually the heave is slow, creeping only a fraction of an inch over days.
Though researchers have proposed many theories to explain this "frost heave," the mechanism has remained unclear.
ISLAMABAD -- Family members of a martyred youth, Sameer Ahmed Butt, have said that Indian troops torched their house and heaves of fodder and four hundred apple boxes in Drabgam area of Pulwama district in Indian occupied Kashmir.