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But behind the scenes, senate aides have been tamping down expectations for a quick fix.
The lingering financial crisis, the sequester, and ill-timed austerity are tamping down jobs growth.Robotic Technologies Could Aggravate the U.S. Problem of Slow Jobs Growth|Robert Shapiro|July 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If the area affected is small, tamping is satisfactory, and when the area is considerable, rolling is employed.American Rural Highways|T. R. Agg
Dry sand is sometimes used as a tamping material, but there are many rocks for the blasting of which it is ineffective.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
He took a leading part in loading and tamping numerous mines, and was always ready to undertake any work, however hazardous.Australia in Arms|Phillip F.E. Schuler
Bob Bacon set to work the next minute tamping a hole diagonally down from where the large piece of cement had been taken out.Dead Man's Land|George Manville Fenn
The absence of tamping in both cases of course placed the gunpowder at a disadvantage.