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  • noun Plural form of clamp.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of clamp.


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  • Wisconsin clamps down on Beasley, beats K-State for ticket to Detroit

  • The only pots remaining were shaped by hand, and fired, not in kilns as in Roman times, but in open 'clamps' a smart word for a pile of pots in a bonfire. ...

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  • O'BRIEN: I'm not a particularly claustrophobic person, but yes, it kind of clamps you just like this, so I just closed my eyes, and the problem is, it really sounds a little bit like drilling over your head, so it's not that relaxing.

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  • However, some traces of repairs (such as clamps holes cut onto the inscription of one architrave) indicate that parts of the portico had undergone subsequent damage and repairs, possibly already as the result of the earthquake around A.D.

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  • It is evident that the best method of firing bricks is to place them in permanent kilns, but although such kilns were used by the Romans some 2000 years ago, the older method of firing in "clamps" is still employed in the smaller brickfields, in every country where bricks are made.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"

  • After showing Ellesborough the way to the "clamps," Hastings left him.


  • Rachel, busy with the covering of the potato "clamps," laid down the bundle of bracken she had been handing to Peter Betts, and came quickly to meet her visitor.


  • Monsieur de Mirepoix sent a card lately to White's, to invite all the chess-players of both 'clamps'.

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  • It's somewhat workable but you have to be careful what kind of clamps you use on the fittings and you need to be mindful of their orientation during installation.

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  • LOL, you might need some kind of clamps to hold them back whilst you annoint.

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