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 for To heave at
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heave \Heave\ (h[=e]v), v. i.
     1. To be thrown up or raised; to rise upward, as a tower or
        mound.
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              And the huge columns heave into the sky. --Pope.
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              Where heaves the turf in many a moldering heap.
                                                    --Gray.
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              The heaving sods of Bunker Hill.      --E. Everett.
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     2. To rise and fall with alternate motions, as the lungs in
        heavy breathing, as waves in a heavy sea, as ships on the
        billows, as the earth when broken up by frost, etc.; to
        swell; to dilate; to expand; to distend; hence, to labor;
        to struggle.
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              Frequent for breath his panting bosom heaves.
                                                    --Prior.
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              The heaving plain of ocean.           --Byron.
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     3. To make an effort to raise, throw, or move anything; to
        strain to do something difficult.
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              The Church of England had struggled and heaved at a
              reformation ever since Wyclif's days. --Atterbury.
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     4. To make an effort to vomit; to retch; to vomit.
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     To heave at.
        (a) To make an effort at.
        (b) To attack, to oppose. [Obs.] --Fuller.
  
     To heave in sight (as a ship at sea), to come in sight; to
        appear.
  
     To heave up, to vomit. [Low]
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