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consume mass quantities

To eat, drink, or otherwise consume large amounts of something. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Large family holidays are all typified by consuming mass quantities of food and alcohol. As the largest economy on the planet, our prerogative seems to be to consume mass quantities of the Earth's resources.
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mass destruction

Widespread death and devastation. If they launch a nuclear attack against us, it will cause mass destruction.
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be a mass of (something)

To be covered with or blanketed in something. I have so much work to do that my desk is just a mass of paperwork right now.
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be a ˈmass of something

be full of or covered with something: The garden was a mass of flowers.
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Most of these particles' masses come not from the quarks of which they're made, but from the strong forces that hold those quarks together.
The deadweight masses were determined by comparisons with U.
Kracauer's discussion of Simmel in Soziologie als Wissenschaft (1922) is awkward and opaque (as is the text as a whole); but in his earlier, less "theoretically" ambitious essay on Simmel (included in the 1963 collection Das Ornament der Masse [The Mass Ornament]), he emphasized what was congenial to him about Simmel's approach: "He always traces what he has seen (Gesehenes).
Regarding attendance at SSPX Masses, the Monsignor said that "in the strict sense you may fulfill your Sunday obligation by attending a Mass celebrated by a priest of the Society of St.
Rodecki and some of his parishioners said they are interested to see how ``The Passion'' will fuel dialogue of traditional Catholic masses - maybe even those who attend Roman Catholic services will be drawn to the Latin one again.
Each Sunday, masses will be aired live from the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, on the campus of The University of Notre Dame.
Although the minimum mass of a brown dwarf remains controversial, some researchers peg it at 13 Jupiter masses.
In fact, they account for 17% of all pediatric cervical masses, and they are the most common type of congenital cervical mass.
In the Philippines, Simbang Gabi novena Masses were celebrated at dawn, when the roosters crow, hence the name Misa de Gallo or "Mass of the rooster.
The method has been demonstrated on polyethylene of masses to 15 ku, a mass limit that far exceeds what had been previously reported in the scientific literature.
Four Latin Gregorian chant Masses are supplied, Nos.
For those who say that the Valley doesn't have enough density to support a mass transit system, I remind them that the Pacific Ocean has a ``lower density'' than even our Valley but that doesn't stop the airlines from regularly and successfully collecting and subsequently flying great masses of people between destinations like Los Angeles and Tokyo.
Another challenge associated with the processing of top-down data is the extraction of monoisotopic masses.
Even today, the star, which tips the scale at a whopping 100 solar masses, hurls the equivalent of two Earths of gas and dust into space each day.
Perineural extension of masses between the head and neck and cranium, although rare, has also been well documented.