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  • verb Present participle of dam.


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  • And it's kind of damming in along the Appalachians.

    CNN Transcript Jan 16, 2008

  • And if they were going to take the consensus of the intelligence community, you wouldn't see this kind of damming situation where Syria is concerned.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2003

  • If she used indirect force, such as damming a river, that was an insult or created the idea that the ruler involved was weak, and that meant he had to fight.

    The Spellsong War

  • They perform great public works by the united efforts of the whole community -- such as damming up streams and constructing mounds for their habitations.

    The Illustrated London Reading Book

  • - mineral water pools created by kind of damming up a stream! TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • Indeed, there is little here that does not happen on a Giant Scale; I was particularly taken with the Dyson clouds: the practice of 'damming' stars by surrounding them with "thousands of ringworlds", since "there is nothing shinier

    Brit Lit Blogs

  • Yesterday's colder runs of the GFS had high pressure to the north in a positiion conducive to cold air damming - with winds from the northeast, circulating clockwise around the high, wedging the cold surface air against the Appalachians - while and after the precipitation moves in.

    Another midweek storm to track

  • Models are known to underestimate cold air damming, so I am concerned about the icing potential particularly in Loudoun and Frederick counties, which are smartly under a winter storm watch.

    Breaking down the double ice threat

  • The NAM model, which has high resolution, and often captures the cold air damming effect best, indicates the freezing line should be near or south of D.C. through 4 a.m., hence favoring freezing rain from the District and points north during initial part of the storm but around the District, temperatures are right at freezing, so it's marginal.

    Breaking down the double ice threat

  • Today, the GFS has mostly lost both the coastal low and the cold air damming.

    Another midweek storm to track


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