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Use "tamping" in a sentence
"Think the success of the Surge and Sunni Awakening in tamping down the violence casts the comments in even a better light now:"
"This material is called tamping material or tamping, and the process, tamping."
"The best quality for the purpose of manufacturing dynamite is that which contains the largest quantity of the long tubular _bacillariæ_, and less of the round and lancet-shaped forms, such as _pleurosigmata_ and _diclyochæ_, as the tube-shaped diatoms absorb the nitro-glycerine better, and it becomes packed into the centre of the silicious skeleton of the diatoms, the skeleton acting as a kind of tamping, and increasing the intensity of the explosion."