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tamp

[tamp]
(engineering)
To tightly pack a drilled hole with clay or other stemming material after the charge has been placed.

tamp

To compact a material or surface, such as earth or freshly placed concrete, by repeated blows.
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"In my crudely drawn cartoon, Joe the miner has just slit a stick of dynamite to be tamped into a bore hole.
So I dug, hoisted, hauled, cleared competing brush, dug again, planted, watered, added enriched soil, tamped, straightened, tamped again, watered again, added peat moss, and set off for another choice Norway.