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tamponage n. = TAMPONADE.
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Tamping definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TAMP'ING, n. [allied probably to tame, dam, stem, stamp, etc.]
The matter that is driven into the hole bored into any thing for blasting. The powder being first put into the hole, and a tube for a conductor of the fire, the hole is rammed to fullness with brick-dust or other matter. This is called tamping.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tamp Tamp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tamped; p. pr. & vb. n. Tamping.] [Cf. F. tamponner to plug or stop. See Tampion.] 1. In blasting, to plug up with clay, earth, dry sand, sod, or other material, as a hole bored in a rock, in order to prevent the force of the explosion from being misdirected. 2. To drive in or down by frequent gentle strokes; as, to tamp earth so as to make a smooth place.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tamping Tamp"ing, n. 1. The act of one who tamps; specifically, the act of filling up a hole in a rock, or the branch of a mine, for the purpose of blasting the rock or exploding the mine. 2. The material used in tamping. See Tamp, v. t., 1. Tamping iron, an iron rod for beating down the earthy substance in tamping for blasting.




 


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