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

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Examples

  • Also, construction equipment such as jackhammers and trucks were equipped with mufflers in order to keep noise levels as low as possible.

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  • For a moment, let's look at South Waterfront from another point of view, as much a part of the place as the jackhammers and cranes and pioneers 'moving vans.

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  • Taman Fatahillah square and its surrounding area were closed to traffic, and jackhammers tore up the old pavement.

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  • Both hit like jackhammers, and are brutes accustomed to getting out of the gate quickly.

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  • Even the jackhammers and ever-present honking traffic somehow felt quiet as we all fixed on each other for a moment.

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  • Sure, you'll have to navigate through construction cranes and orange cones, and the sound of jackhammers will likely provide the background music to your leisurely stroll through Battery Park, but in a way it's almost inspiring -- the construction you're walking through, the hotel you're staying in, or the restaurant you're ordering from form pieces of history that tell a riveting story about a powerful past that made way for positive future.

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  • I clean the hallways, take out the garbage, try not to be irritated by the roar of ten million automobiles, and by the jackhammers that are breaking up the street outside the front door, only to lay down another stratum of tar for future generations to dig up.

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  • Crews used jackhammers and heavy equipment to dig through the collapsed wall, and at 5:30 p.m., Gatlinburg's fire chief announced that they had recovered the bodies of John Eslinger, 53, and Don Storey, 44, both of the Sevierville area.

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  • “There are enough vibrations in here for twenty jackhammers,” said a dripping wet Doctor Proctor.

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  • The iron crew has a huge ghetto blaster that pounds out heavy metal and hip hop with such force it that even overpowers the roar of the jackhammers.

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