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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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Members of Blondie, Devo, and the Go-Go's numbered among their fans, yet during their original mid '70s run Mumps cut only two independent singles, including the chugging classic "Crocodile Tears." (According to legend, the band blew a big record deal when Lance declined to blow a big record executive.) Like their Los Angeles counterparts Sparks, the group was ahead of its time--smart-mouthed, vintage suit--wearing bon vivants in an era of safety pins, leather jackets, and art school dropouts.
I saw the buggy chugging along out of the slip road with a police car behind him with its hazard lights flashing.
will no longer remain a train chugging down a fixed rail along a single path, but choose to be a car speeding along a highway leading, or even a jet aircraft free to fly anywhere imagination takes us," CEO Lee said recently.
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