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chugging

[′chəg·iŋ]
(aerospace engineering)
Also known as bumping; chuffing.
A form of combustion instability in a rocket engine, characterized by a pulsing operation at a fairly low frequency, sometimes defined as occurring between particular frequency limits.
The noise that is made in this kind of combustion.
(nucleonics)
An instability in a water-moderated reactor in which the formation of steam bubbles in the core and their subsequent collapse cause oscillations in the reactivity.
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When was the last time you and your colleagues had a crazy night chugging endless beers?
The Roy Hibbert Challenge proceeds as follows: challengers are tasked with chugging an entire 20-ounce bottle of Gatorade within the length of a single Vine, which amounts to six seconds.
Nick Kemp, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and regulatory services, said: "The streets of the city centre are vibrant and friendly - but there are a number of issues that we know irritate the public by the complaints we receive such as begging, the taking and selling of legal highs and chugging - especially on Northumberland Street.
Begging and chugging - charity workers who tout for subscription donations on the street nicknamed charity muggers or chuggers - will also be banned by the PSPO order in all public spaces across Newcastle.
A colleague walked in on him as the train was, er, chugging along and now - no pun intended, honest - he's facing the sack.
Chugging may not be a concern for the engine itself, but the resulting vibrations could have the potential to resonate with the structure of the rocket and cause problems for the lander or crew.
Well, by turning it into a dopey parody of sports films, where chugging brew becomes something to practice, like weightlifting, not enjoy, like getting blitzed.
Schexnayder about what the next leader must do to keep the economy chugging along.
there still seem to be enough sensible, serious workers out there who are capable of rising above these distractions and indignities to keep the economy chugging along.
Whether chugging through Central Europe on the Orient Express, marching around the ruins at Machu Picchu, or witnessing the birth of baby seals on a Canadian ice floe, Hanns Ebensten--the man who virtually invented the gay travel industry when he formed his "for men only" tour company in 1972--is more than a travel reporter At 81, Ebensten is a quixotic adventurer--planning, living, then fastidiously recording each of his sublime, spirited, and often salty expeditions.
The opening sequence of Goode's I Dreamt I Should Not Reach Higher Than This featured Li in Jackie O attire rapidly repeating bursty, slappy, churning, chugging phrases against an aggressive drum solo.
Personal watercraft, both the stand-up and sit-down styles, disrupt breeding colonies even more than boats chugging by, says Joanna Burger of Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.