THE GATE OF ANGELS By Penelope Fitzgerald Novels about scientists tend to be ponderous.
My ribs are like a xylophone, and the knobs of my spine stick up like ponderous cairns in the landscape of my back.
But the ponderous phrases distracted from the easy accessibility of the clothes.
It was a ponderous labyrinth of bolts, locks, and steel doors, making it an almost impregnable fortress.
Archer plays the lead in a ponderous but thoughtful one-act play penned by her husband, Terry Jastrow.
"Ay," answered the Governor, lifting his head from the hand he had kissed with ponderous gallantry.
There was nothing suave in the colonel's manner, nothing slow or ponderous or courtly.
Their ponderous weapons allowed of little fencing and parrying, and inflicted wounds which were almost invariably mortal.
The bridge was built of stone, on arches, and was of the most massive and ponderous character.
But over both the great monsters passed, treading them to pulp under the ponderous feet.
c.1400, "thick;" early 15c., "heavy, weighty, clumsy," from Latin ponderosus "of great weight; full of meaning," from pondus (genitive ponderis) "weight" (see pound (n.1)). Meaning "tedious" is first recorded 1704. Related: Ponderously; ponderousness.