Each master wears a heavy chain collar comprised of links of different metals, each representing a different area of study.
The iron fetters, joined by a heavy chain, were substituted for them.
He felt something, something like a heavy chain, that held him there.
It was open a trifle, but a heavy chain secured it from opening any further.
He lifted it, however, with some difficulty, owing to the heavy chain.
As Fidu and Gud marched on their way it was to the sound of muttering and mumbled curses and the clanking of a heavy chain.
The taste was pleasing, and he slowly advanced, dragging his heavy chain after him.
The heavy chain clinked taut with the pull of the outgoing tide, then relaxed in the back rush of water.
On his body was a girdle of iron, and from the girdle was a heavy club hung by a heavy chain.
What was his astonishment at finding an enormous padlock and a heavy chain upon the door!
heavy chain heav·y chain (hěv'ē)
One of a pair of polypeptide chains of high molecular weight that are components of an immunoglobin and that serve as the binding sites for antigens. They are separated into five types: gamma, alpha, delta, epsilon, and mu.
|heavy chain |
The larger of the two types of polypeptide chains in an immunoglobulin molecule. A heavy chain consists of an antigen-binding portion having a variable amino acid sequence, and a constant region that is different for each class of imunoglobulin. Each heavy chain is one of a Y-shaped identical pair and is attached along its variable region to a smaller light chain. Compare light chain.