The lingering financial crisis, the sequester, and ill-timed austerity are tamping down jobs growth.
But behind the scenes, senate aides have been tamping down expectations for a quick fix.
If the area affected is small, tamping is satisfactory, and when the area is considerable, rolling is employed.
The cost of laying and tamping the concrete on the vaulting was 14 cts.
Remove at least half of the top growth of the tree and plant at once, tamping the loose dirt firmly about the roots.
He put in the powder and tamping, and asked the other to hand him the tamping-bar.
The absence of tamping in both cases of course placed the gunpowder at a disadvantage.
It is fired into the charge through a channel in the tamping.
This tamping consisted of clay bags built up in galleries back of the charge in order to confine and intensify the explosion.
The distance depends on the charge and on the solidity of the tamping.
1819, "to fill (a hole containing an explosive) with dirt or clay before blasting," a workmen's word, perhaps a back-formation from tampion, that word being mistaken as a present participle (*tamping).