He muttered an apology, I muttered an excuse, and then we both stopped, to the damming of the torrential haste behind us.
Yes, gentlemen, I stand for locking and damming the Kentucky river!
Above, barriers of rocks athwart the stream stretched like a weir across the river, damming the deep still water behind it.
We have already seen what the conditions are that cause this damming up of energy.
damming up a torrent like that which came tumbling across the road, was something worth while, even for a man.
He had to blast a channel to keep the little stream from damming up on him.
High up in the hills he made a large lake by damming a stream.
Yet even now there is a project for damming the Rhône between Pyremont and Bellegarde.
Trees, torn down by flood and storm, floated and lodged in rafts, damming the waters back upon the land.
The land-breeze had been holding back the wall of vapor, damming it in a dun bank to southward.
"water barrier," early 14c., probably from Old Norse dammr or Middle Dutch dam, both from Proto-Germanic *dammaz (cf. Old Frisian damm, German Damm), of unknown origin.
"animal mother," c.1300, variant of dame (q.v.), also originally used, like that word, for "lady, mother;" but meanings diverged into separate spellings by 16c.
late 15c., from dam (n.1). Related: Dammed; damming.
A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, especially a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.
Dam (dām, däm), (Carl Peter) Henrik. 1895-1976.
Danish biochemist. He shared a 1943 Nobel Prize for the discovery of vitamin K.