Hammer break

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hammer break (Elec) An interrupter in which contact is broken by the movement of an automatically vibrating hammer between a contact piece and an electromagnet, or of a rapidly moving piece mechanically driven.
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Usage

In literature:

For five weeks Von Linsingen hammered at the Russian front without being able to break through.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
You cannot break a strong will to national independence by sledge-hammer blows.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
My Lady Jezebel has a heart of stone that would take something in the nature of a sledge-hammer to break.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Jim's lungs were bursting, and his heart hammering as if it would break his chest.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
The word should be a hammer to break, a sword to pierce, an arrow in the heart.
"The Message and the Man:" by J. Dodd Jackson
Then he must needs proceed with his ever-present geological hammer to break the stone in two.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
The table which stood in the way was upset, and immediately there began a hewing, breaking and hammering against the hollow wainscot.
"The Pictures; The Betrothing" by Ludwig (Lewis) Tieck
One of the best ways to accomplish this is to break the joint and then cut it off by using a chisel and hammer.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
And that soft green melon becomes the hard shell we break with a hammer.
"To Cuba and Back" by Richard Henry Dana
If I attempted to break stones I shouldn't break enough to pay for the hammers.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
But his bed was soiled, his glass did break, the hammering was a fact.
"The Hidden Force" by Louis Couperus
It is brittle, and when hammered readily breaks up into a powder of angular grains.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
The thick shells require careful management of the hammer or nut-cracker, to avoid breaking the meats.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Then with a double-headed hammer, he beats the hot cakes of silver placed on the brass block, and breaks them in pieces.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
In winter, he remarked genially, you can break the ice with a hammer.
"An Edinburgh Eleven" by J. M. Barrie
Here a man breaking stones hurled his hammer at the bitch, but missed her.
"Sporting Society, Vol. I (of 2)" by Various
I will show it you, if I have to break his box open with a hammer.
"The Woman with One Hand (and) Mr. Ely's Engagement" by Richard Marsh
Yet, if David had made up his mind, it would take more than a sledge-hammer to bend or to break it.
"The Following of the Star" by Florence L. Barclay
With all his available forces Grant lapped the half-circle on every side and began to hammer away at this break in the Confederate line.
"Brave Deeds of Union Soldiers" by Samuel Scoville
This hides the hammers in the breech and cocks them by the act of breaking down the gun.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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In poetry:

Old Adam breaking stones by the wayside,
Leans on his hammer for a moment's space,
Then turns away his head, as if to hide
The tears that trickle down his worn and wrinkled face.
"Old Adam" by Alexander Anderson
And his day went by as the clouds went by,
As hammer in hand he sat alone,
Breaking the mendings of the road;
The dazzles up from the stones were thrown
When, after the rain, the sun down-shone.
"Dublin Roads" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Guzzling vodka is pretty much the national past time and when you spend all your time hammered, it's not long before you start trying to break bricks over your head.
Dan Tolsma, a senior on the South Dakota men's track and field squad, continues to break records in the hammer throw .
Burglars used a sledge hammer to break though a wall and steal money and remote control toys from Hobby Town USA in Silverdale March 6.
Frans van Hapert proves that even a heavy hand with a hammer can't break the new glass.
A St Paul firefighter uses a sledge hammer to break through the outside wall of a home to find hidden fire at 427 LaFond Ave to, St Paul early on Dec 11.
Randy Pobst Tire: Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 We said: Even with the (relatively) poor steering, the 1M is fun to toss around, because when you do hammer down, the back end is all too eager to break free.
Various sizes of pavement-breaking hammers and attachments.
The players and coaches are enjoying their bye break and Eric Mangini is awaiting the birth of his third son, but we're still on the job, hammering out the first report card.
Quotas are never a goal, quotas are an instrument–the hammer you need to break the glass ceiling.
High-flying kicks, ultra-skilled weaponry, iron torsos that, even while lying on a bed of nails, withstand the impact of a hammer breaking through a brick – it's the Shaolin Warriors.
I actually thought I was gonna have to break out the hammer, here is a clip of the song.
I actually thought I was gonna have to break out the hammer, here is a clip.
What better way to celebrate than to break out some MC Hammer.
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In science:

For the description of chemical reactions, in particular of transition states, where the breaking of old bonds and making of new bonds occurs, the GGA is in fact mandatory, i.e., the LDA often gives even qualitatively incorrect results (see for example Hammer et al., 1994, and references therein).
Theory of Adsorption on Metal Substrates
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