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 for heft
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hefted+({Heft">Heft \Heft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hefted ({Heft, obs.); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Hefting.]
     1. To heave up; to raise aloft.
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              Inflamed with wrath, his raging blade he heft.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To prove or try the weight of by raising. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heft \Heft\, n.
     Same as Haft, n. [Obs.] --Waller.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heft \Heft\, n. [From Heave: cf. hefe weight. Cf. Haft.]
     1. The act or effort of heaving; violent strain or exertion.
        [Obs.]
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              He craks his gorge, his sides,
              With violent hefts.                   --Shak.
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     2. Weight; ponderousness. [Colloq.]
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              A man of his age and heft.            --T. Hughes.
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     3. The greater part or bulk of anything; as, the heft of the
        crop was spoiled. [Colloq. U. S.] --J. Pickering.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Heft \Heft\, n.; G. pl. Hefte. [G.]
     A number of sheets of paper fastened together, as for a
     notebook; also, a part of a serial publication.
  
           The size of "hefts" will depend on the material
           requiring attention, and the annual volume is to cost
           about 15 marks.                          --The Nation.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  heft
      n 1: the property of being large in mass [syn: heft,
           heftiness, massiveness, ponderousness, ponderosity]
      v 1: lift or elevate [syn: heave, heave up, heft, heft
           up]
      2: test the weight of something by lifting it

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "heft":
     avoirdupois, balance, be heavy, beef, beefiness, boost, buoy up,
     carry weight, cast up, counterbalance, deadweight, elevate, erect,
     escalate, fatness, gravity, gross weight, have weight, heave,
     heaviness, heftiness, heighten, heist, hike, hoick, hoist,
     hold the scales, hold up, jerk up, knock up, levitate, lie heavy,
     lift, lift up, liveweight, lob, loft, neat weight, net, net weight,
     overbalance, overweight, perk up, ponderability, ponderosity,
     ponderousness, poundage, raise, raise up, rear, rear up, rise,
     set up, sky, stick up, strike a balance, throw up, tip the scales,
     tonnage, underweight, up, upbuoy, upcast, upheave, uphoist, uphold,
     uplift, upraise, uprear, upthrow, weigh, weigh heavy, weigh in,
     weigh out, weight, weightiness
  
  

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