- ponderosa pine,
Origin of ponderous
Examples from the Web for ponderously
Ponderously using 900 wds to make a pt that cd be made in a sentence or 2.
Mike ponderously straightened himself and prepared to depart.A Man's Hearth|Eleanor M. Ingram
It is typical oratory of the day—ponderously graceful, if that is not a contradiction in terms.The Library and Society|Various
Its contradiction that makes men great, said Lub, ponderously.Phil Bradley's Snow-shoe Trail|Silas K. Boone
At the last of the blue flashes there was a whirring of hidden mechanism and the portal swung slowly and ponderously open.The Cavern of the Shining Ones|Hal K. Wells
The Elector was still considering him with his ponderously suspicious glance, when quick steps approached.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
Word Origin for ponderous
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.