This gave them a good fifteen minutes to get the coats, and hammer up the door, which had been hanging by a nail.
This was probably the finest library brought to the hammer up to this date.
You'd drive it in with a hammer up to the threaded part, then send it home with a few turns of a screwdriver.
Now the stamper picks up his tongs quickly, shouts loudly to Pump, hammer up, there!
By using extreme care we succeeded in getting the hammer up again in safety, but no specimen of the bottom was clinging to it.
Murphy hung his hammer up in the forked branches of a young oak, and went off to his dinner.
He took up a pistol and began to oil the lock, moving the hammer up and down to assure himself that it worked easily.
So we set to work to hammer up the end of the zinc pipe and stuff the aperture round with sods and stones.
I was half kneeling with my heavy .405 Winchester pushed forward and the hammer up.
"We got a ring and hammer up yonder, and a hand-engine, but I hain't hear'n no one strike the signal," said he.
Old English hamor "hammer," from Proto-Germanic *hamaraz (cf. Old Saxon hamur, Middle Dutch, Dutch hamer, Old High German hamar, German Hammer. The Old Norse cognate hamarr meant "stone, crag" (it's common in English place names), and suggests an original sense of "tool with a stone head," from PIE *akmen "stone, sharp stone used as a tool" (cf. Old Church Slavonic kamy, Russian kameni "stone"), from root *ak- "sharp" (see acme). Hammer and sickle as an emblem of Soviet communism attested from 1921, symbolizing industrial and agricultural labor.
late 14c., from hammer (n.). Meaning "to work (something) out laboriously" recorded from 1580s. Meaning "to defeat heavily" is from 1948. Related: Hammered; hammering. Hammered as a slang synonym for "drunk" attested by 1986.
hammer ham·mer (hām'ər)
(1.) Heb. pattish, used by gold-beaters (Isa. 41:7) and by quarry-men (Jer. 23:29). Metaphorically of Babylon (Jer. 50:23) or Nebuchadnezzar. (2.) Heb. makabah, a stone-cutter's mallet (1 Kings 6:7), or of any workman (Judg. 4:21; Isa. 44:12). (3.) Heb. halmuth, a poetical word for a workman's hammer, found only in Judg. 5:26, where it denotes the mallet with which the pins of the tent of the nomad are driven into the ground. (4.) Heb. mappets, rendered "battle-axe" in Jer. 51:20. This was properly a "mace," which is thus described by Rawlinson: "The Assyrian mace was a short, thin weapon, and must either have been made of a very tough wood or (and this is more probable) of metal. It had an ornamented head, which was sometimes very beautifully modelled, and generally a strap or string at the lower end by which it could be grasped with greater firmness."