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  • n. Plural form of boom.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of boom.


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  • The day following I was desperate, and I rafted together the foremast, the fore and main booms, and the fore and main gaffs.

    Chapter 36

  • Even if millions of Americans suddenly had the wherewithal to acquire a new or bigger home, or were simply content to hang on to what they've got, many of the critical factors that feed longer-term booms are fading away.

    The Full Feed from

  • It is, of course, now established that the bittern "booms" -- not in the mud -- but in the air.

    Four Americans Roosevelt, Hawthorne, Emerson, Whitman

  • From the website, she learned all about the process of a group called Matter of Trust, which collects human head hair, pet hair, wool and fibers from other animals, creates adsorbent mats and "booms" - hair-stuffed nylon stockings - which are then used to attract oil.

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  • Regulation of capitalism’s excesses in booms and busts would pay off not just in esthetics, but in sound policy, and that’s the real topic for conversation these days.

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  • Are there any Good Children in this house? he booms, which is what Joulupukki always says.

    The Trouble With May Amelia

  • The U.S. Coast Guard is helping private companies and regional governments acquire 300 million feet of barriers, known as booms, to protect thousands of miles of coastline between Louisiana and Florida.

    Gulf Coast States Seek Bolder Steps to Guard Shoreline

  • BP has been using floating barriers called booms in an effort to prevent the oil from reaching the shore, but Coast Guard Rear Admiral Mary Landry said Saturday in the news conference that oil has been found near Louisiana's Chandeleur Islands.

    U.S. Considers 'Malfeasance' in Leak

  • Along with efforts to stop the leaks and to protect the coastline by laying pipes, known as booms, on the water's surface to keep the oil sick at bay, the dispersants are "a partial solution," he said.

    Slick, Well Inundated With Dispersants

  • Several vinyl containment barriers, known as booms, broke up in the rough weather.

    Oil-Spill Fight Bogs Down


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