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water hammer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water hammer the banging sound of steam in pipes
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water hammer A concussion, or blow, made by water in striking, as against the sides of a pipe or vessel containing it.
    • Water hammer A metal hammer used when heated, as by dipping in hot water, to blister the skin, as for counterritation.
    • Water hammer A vessel partly filled with water, exhausted of air, and hermetically sealed. When reversed or shaken, the water being unimpeded by air, strikes the sides in solid mass with a sound like that of a hammer.
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Usage

In literature:

The hammer fell, but there followed neither flash nor sound; the priming was useless with sea-water.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They had heard goblin hammers and pickaxes busy all the time, and at length fancied they heard sounds of water they had never heard before.
"The Princess and the Goblin" by George MacDonald
And he shan't have her until he and those back of him have hammered me through the courts till I'm down forty fathom under water.
"Cy Whittaker's Place" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Then they chip a piece of ice out of the water-jug with a hammer, rub it on their faces and begin to shave.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, December 22, 1920" by Various
Hammer and plane, soap and water, paper and paint, can make it new again.
"The Colonel's Dream" by Charles W. Chesnutt
On both sides the water was hammered to foam amidst great boulders and the roar as usual was deafening.
"A Canyon Voyage" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
They were using hammer and pick in soft ground when the water trickled through to them.
"Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines" by R.M. Ballantyne
The hammer fell, but there followed neither flash nor sound; the priming was useless with sea-water.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 7" by Charles H. Sylvester
His master then took a bottle or two, and a couple of hand-nets and a hammer, and walked down towards the water's edge.
"Hollowdell Grange" by George Manville Fenn
I found it was one of our party, who hammered away, and called out for "Soda water" between each hammering.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
The hammer fell, but there followed neither flash nor sound; the priming was useless with sea water.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The hammer fell, but there followed neither flash nor sound; the priming was useless with sea-water.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The occasional clink of a hammer, and the voices of the men drifted across the water, softened by distance.
"The Vision of Elijah Berl" by Frank Lewis Nason
Sonnenkamp sat still; again those wild pulsations began to hammer away in his thumb; he called for a glass of water.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
They had heard goblin hammers and pickaxes busy all the time, and at length fancied they heard sounds of water they had never heard before.
"The Princess and the Goblin" by George MacDonald
The Hammerer moved to the water-edge, as the birlinn stopped, a short arrow-flight away.
"The Divine Adventure Volume IV" by Fiona Macleod
The water-hammer, as it is termed, illustrates this apparent contradiction.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, No. VI, November 1850, Vol. I" by Various
Swimming just soaks the water in but the rain had beat it in and hammered it down.
"The Carter Girls' Week-End Camp" by Nell Speed
This action is termed water hammer or water ram.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
Just the same steady hammering of water upon rock.
"The Rival Campers Afloat" by Ruel Perley Smith
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In poetry:

O, as with arm and hammer, Still it is good to strive
To beat out the image whole,
To echo the shout and stammer
When full-gushed waters, alive,
Strike on the fountain's bowl
After the air of summer.
"Roman Fountain" by Louise Bogan
Oh gallant was our galley from her caren steering-wheel
To her figurehead of silver and her beak of hammered steel;
The leg-bar chafed the ankle and we gasped for cooler air,
But no galley on the waters with our galley could compare!
"The Galley-Slave" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

A water hammer can occur when a valve is suddenly opened or closed in a pipe carrying water or steam, causing a pressure wave to travel down the pipe with enough force that it can sometimes cause the pipes to burst.
My buy-and-hold strategy feels like trying to tread water while holding a sack of hammers.
Will implement WaterGEMS and HAMMER software to improve efficiency and reduce water loss.
There is only one time to correct water hammer – immediately.
Water hammer is never normal – it is abnormal.
Water hammer is not only a system issue.
On Monday, we posted an interview and in-studio session with hammered dulcimer player and Evanston native Max ZT, also of the group House of Waters.
Snoqualmie resident Ben Fowler, here removing several feet of ruined drywall with a hammer, said he was told by insurance adjustors that the residence, soaked by four feet of water in the January flood, was the worst-hit in Snoqualmie.
Proper mitigation can minimize the devastating impacts of surge and water hammer on critical infrastructure.
All pipeline systems are susceptible to surge and water hammer, two powerful forces that can cripple critical infrastructure.
Jesie Joyner jumped into the water, broke the window with a hammer, and pulled the two people to safety.
Four Wheeler hooks 'em up to a 50,000 pound water truck, points them up a short but steep hill, and then tells them to drop the hammer.
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