Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of burning bricks in a clamp.

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  • verb Present participle of clamp.

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Examples

  • Pretoria gathered on Wednesday to protest against what they called the clamping down on union activities by senior education officials, SABC radio news reported.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • What may not be overstated, however, is the difficulty governments have in clamping down on information like they once could.

    The revolution is being Tweeted

  • Religious police have not yet responded because they have been otherwise engaged in clamping down on the sale of Valentine's Day red roses.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Religious police have not yet responded because they have been otherwise engaged in clamping down on the sale of Valentine's Day red roses.

    Grand Mufti says CofE bake sales 'unavoidable'

  • As soon as the big hosting and the big access providers both begin clamping down of SPF failures (or allow the customers to do do so if they wish) we will begin to see the end of spam, rather quickly.

    Breaking Google Captchas for Some Extra Cash - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • But for the music fans who have embraced SeeqPod since its debut in September 2006 , it's another instance of the labels clamping down on a cool new way to tune in online.

    Eliot Van Buskirk's Listening Post: Major Label Fights Google-ization of Music With SeeqPod Lawsuit

  • The procedure usually involves immediate or early cord clamping, which is now considered more harmful to mother and baby than delayed cord cutting.

    The Official Lamaze® Guide

  • The money you've saved also justifies the purchase of a new seat, since the idea of clamping that cheap stock piece of foam on your sexy new post has secretly been driving you crazy.

    Gold Standard: Cutting to the Chase

  • Something along the lines of a package that included some kind of incentive to renewable energies and some freedom for some offshore drilling as well as -- and this is an area of common ground kind of on both sides because both sides have not rejected the idea of clamping down some regulation on oil speculation.

    CNN Transcript Jul 13, 2008

  • Something along the lines of a package that included some kind of incentive to renewable energies and some freedom for some offshore drilling as well as -- and this is an area of common ground kind of on both sides because both sides have not rejected the idea of clamping down some regulation on oil speculation.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2008

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