Marian had been like a sack of meal, a dead weight
of plumpness under which he has literally staggered.
Before I could stoop for it there was a dead weight
on my left arm, and Squire Rattray was over the table at a bound, with his arms jostling mine beneath Eva Denison's senseless form.
There was a noise like that of a stone hitting a wall, a deep groan, her grasp relaxed, and she dropped a dead weight
upon the pavement, while the Admiral sprang back and raised his stick once more, ready either for attack or defense.
In such a party, Harriet would be rather a dead weight
than otherwise; but for the poor girl herself, it seemed a peculiarly cruel necessity that was to be placing her in such a state of unmerited punishment.
He felt the woman who was clinging to his arm become suddenly a dead weight
They unloaded a dead weight
in Jeff Cirillo, but they also lost Mike Cameron, who might have had an inconsistent bat but was in the upper echelon of defensive center fielders.