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  • The end of free parking on weekday evenings and on Sundays, which will raise an extra £7million a year for the Tory led authority, has been described as a "hammerblow" for the West End's huge night-time economy - the biggest in Europe.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • It's starting to feel like Chinese water torture, with the eventuality of every use feeling like a hammerblow to my forehead.

    What Really Grinds My Gears

  • What happens to them for good or ill is so often not the result of natural growth or decline but of some economic bonanza or hammerblow or some landlord ' s benevolence or greed.

    An Enduring Ideal

  • Killing myself would be a hammerblow to the web of people I live in, tarnishing their world forever ...

    A Suicide Celebration

  • The M&M recall now becomes icing on the cake, but mostly, a hammerblow to any who contest 'the way we do things around here'.

    Can't trust the Whirled - BatesLine

  • He saw and understood at once, the knowledge falling upon him in a hammerblow, hot as the sun of the desert that was the apotheosis of all deserts.

    The Dark Tower

  • The Greeks heave a sigh of relief, and we flatten them promptly with a hammerblow.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • But even as he did so, before the anticipated hammerblow of agony rendered him senseless, the startling realization came to him: Ullanoth could not have taken his Great Stones away.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • So did its rib cage, under yet another hammerblow of a paw the size of an anvil.

    The Shadow Of The Lion

  • Even though the Springboks recovered superbly from the pyschological hammerblow of losing a home series to the All Blacks for the first time to win all five tests in Argentina, France and

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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