In Manhattan, every neighborhood that once sang to the creative and sexual soul has been tamped down into generic somnolence.
Distressed, he tamped down his pipe, ran long fingers through his hair, and wrapped himself in clouds of smoke.
A batch made up as follows, tamped in place to a volume of 30 cu.
Each was tamped in with a round caulking tool of the size of the hole driven with a sledge hammer.
He grinned, and tamped and relighted the tobacco in his pipe.
This was tamped by hand to the proper density, it being more compressible than cold amatol.
The concrete is tamped, struck off to shape and smoothed with the belt at one operation.
It was low, and the chinks between the logs were tamped with moss.
The wearing surface mixture is then prepared and tamped or rolled into place.
The pipe should be carefully laid on a firm earth bed with earth carefully back-filled and tamped around the pipe.
1819, "to fill (a hole containing an explosive) with dirt or clay before blasting," a workmen's word, perhaps a back-formation from tampion, that word being mistaken as a present participle (*tamping).