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s lejha mer

  • n  a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
  • v  beat with a sledgehammer

  • After those words were sent, someone took a sledgehammer to the machinery.
  • Some students at Florida Technological University held a trial to condemn a Chevrolet for poisoning the air; they tried to demolish it with a sledgehammer, but the car resisted .
  • Fiorello LaGuardia, who ruled New York from 1934 to '45, besides reforming and rebuilding his city, was famous for smashing slot machines with a sledgehammer and reading the .
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  • Barack Obama in AFP
    This recession was the culmination of a decade of irresponsibility -- a decade that fell like a sledgehammer on middle class families,Obama said, blaming the worst slump in decades partly on the last Republican administration.
  • Husain Haqqani in FOXNews
    They should not look at the sledgehammer approach because the people of Pakistan are not America's enemies, and any lashing out may create more enemies of the United States there,Haqqani said.
  • Buzz Hargrove in Reuters Canada
    Are we accepting it? Eventually, if someone keeps hitting you over the head with a sledgehammer, you're going to wake up,said Buzz Hargrove, president of the Canadian Auto Workers, said at the union's headquarters.

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