duct·​work | \ ˈdəkt-ˌwərk How to pronounce ductwork (audio) \

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The fire started in the ductwork and damaged the walls of the 129-year-old building, but firefighters said no injuries were reported. Sabrina Schnur, BostonGlobe.com, "Cambridge firefighters put out blaze in Harvard Square," 17 June 2019 The photos also appear to show damaged and dirty ductwork and improper ventilation. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al.com, "Lawyer for firefighter says mold, asbestos in Birmingham station," 6 June 2019 More Cleaning Advice From Allergy Experts Change air filters in heating and cooling units and in ductwork. Shelby Deering, Good Housekeeping, "Skipping Spring Cleaning Can Make Allergies and Asthma Much Worse, According to Doctors," 22 Mar. 2019 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

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of ductwork

chiefly US : a system of ducts

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