The dead load and live load on either road are each 1·75 tons per foot run.
Litvinov would have flown into a rage, but for a dead load lying on his heart.
In a three-span bridge the theoretical advantage of continuity is about 49% for a dead load and 16% for a live load.
Through this great deficiency of our modern education, we are condemned to carry to the end a dead load of dumb wisdom.
The four cables support a dead load of 7140 tons and a live load of 4017 tons.
The roof was designed to carry a dead load (the earth cover) of 150 lb.
The women of to-day carry the dead load upon their backs, and literally stagger beneath the accumulating burden of the ages.
With dead load only the original section would be stressed to 2·3 tons per square inch, the new section being then unstressed.
The effect of dead load on a wooden beam may be two or more times that produced by an immediate load of the same weight.
In the case of a bridge the weight of the structure itself is the dead load.
"that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden," c.1200, from Old English lad "way, course, carrying," from Proto-Germanic *laitho (cf. Old High German leita, German leite, Old Norse leið "way, course"); related to Old English lædan "to guide," from PIE *leit- "to go forth" (see lead (v.)). Sense shifted 13c. to supplant words based on lade, to which it is not etymologically connected; original association with "guide" is preserved in lodestone. Meaning "amount customarily loaded at one time" is from c.1300.
Figurative sense of "burden weighing on the mind, heart, or soul" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "amount of work" is from 1946. Colloquial loads "lots, heaps" is attested from c.1600. Phrase take a load off (one's) feet "sit down, relax" is from 1914, American English. Get a load of "take a look at" is American English colloquial, attested from 1929.
A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat. A positive load is a quantity in excess of the normal; a negative load is a deficit.