duct·​work | \ˈdəkt-ˌwərk \

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The other part of the air conditioner, which absorbed that heat in the first place, was somewhere inside your home, at the heart of all the ductwork. Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics, "Things Come Apart: Air Conditioner," 5 June 2017 The inaugural piece by Richard Batts is a spin on Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, with ductwork painted in glow-in-the-dark hues to look like the Rainbow Serpent. Lori Rackl, chicagotribune.com, "Moxy hotel opens Wednesday, welcoming 'fun hunters' to River North," 9 May 2018 Hang a Large Light Fixture Divvy up Space Consider the Ceiling Is the ductwork a statement or just…ductwork? Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "10 Decorating Strategies Every Loft Apartment Needs," 22 Jan. 2018 Then Hamersley and other young chefs began opening their own places, with artsy decor, exposed beams and ductwork, and tableware carried home from Europe or bought in an industrial warehouse. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "How does a restaurant survive for decades? These 10 have a winning formula," 9 May 2018 Troy firefighters received a call at about 6:30 a.m. Monday from a resident whose dog, Snickers, somehow had squeezed through an unsecured floor vent and gotten stuck in the HVAC ductwork of a home in the 3100 block of Camden. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Dog gets stuck in ductwork of Troy home," 1 May 2018 Other builders, including David Weekley Homes, use third-party professionals to perform unbiased inspections of insulation, the thermal envelope, and HVAC ductwork prior to drywall installation. Houston Chronicle, "Stay cool this summer at Elyson with energy-efficient new homes," 29 Apr. 2018 This industrial look is mirrored in the ceiling where ductwork has been left exposed and two oversized metal fans spin slowly. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "August Moon serves traditional Chinese food with a modern touch. You'll feel right at home," 11 Apr. 2018 Officials also found fire in a ductwork and knocked it down, Sanders said. Alejandro Serrano, BostonGlobe.com, "Condo under construction at Rowes Wharf catches fire," 6 Apr. 2018

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ductwork

: a system of ducts

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to make faulty or ineffective

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