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a load of (something)

A large amount of something. I have a load of coins that I need to take to the bank and deposit. I have a load of work to get done before I can go on vacation.
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There was a last load of lumber to be hauled to the village, and Jotham Powell-who did not work regularly for Ethan in winter-had "come round" to help with the job.
It was found that when the crack width was more than 0.11 mm, chloride ingress was accelerated, and both yield load and ultimate load of the RC columns decreased as crack width increased.
At the date of their first CD4-cell and viral load measures, study participants had a median age of 34 years, a median CD4 count of 477, and a median viral load of 10,000 copies (Figure 1).
This data will help the MEPCO PDC operators to continuously know the near real-time load of its power distribution system, and will consequently enable the monitoring of actual loads to implement optimum load management and achieve best utilization of available power.
Accurately calculating the shock load of fiber ropes can be more difficult than calculating the shock load on wire rope for three reasons: 1) because humidity can change the ability of some materials to stretch, and some natural fibers lose elasticity with age; 2) because there are many different blends of materials; and 3) because different manufacturers of rope supply different data about the energy-absorbing capacities of their ropes.
However, if the SLH-60-240-1200 load is selected, a load of 240 A could be supported at the same 0.5-V.
2) shows a base load of 30% of the average total energy use and a process load of 0.4487 kwh/kg (0.204 kwh/lb) of plastic processed.
This study was conducted to investigate the effect of a compressive load of 0.092 MPa on the moisture content (MC) of oak (Quercus variabilis) blocks with sides of 40 mm in each direction under vacuum combined with radio-frequency heating.
Certainly a customer wants to know that he bought a load of material, which is where purchase orders come in.
Patients in Study 203 had a mean baseline viral load of 4.5 log10.
To simulate upright posture, a load of 60% of bodyweight was used to load the lumbar spine.
The average soldier in the study carried a fighting load of 63 pounds, or 36 percent of the average soldier's body weight of 175 pounds, before a rucksack was added.
Loggers and others can donate the value of a load of logs or any amount to a local non-profit CMN hospital.
Administrators can also measure application response times under the load of heavy Web traffic--the very type of traffic the Slammer worm generated.
If the viral load of the study group is significantly lower, statistically speaking, than that of the control group, the researchers may conclude that the new treatment is superior to existing treatments.