Using a tamper, tamp the coffee down into the filter …—Lexa Roséan
After each truckload of earth fell onto the cobblestones of the Piazza's perimeter, a steamroller flattened it, and five relaxed-looking workmen … patted it smooth with shovels and wooden tampers, and hosed it down.—Lis Harris
This prompted the South Carolina attorney general to ask South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to investigate claims of jury tampering.—Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 However, the coach feared he would be accused of tampering if Holt following him immediately to Tuscaloosa, so Holt instead spent a year at Gainesville Junior College and then reunited with Bryant at Alabama.—Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 7 Sep. 2023 Gutierrez-Reed has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering and has pleaded not guilty.—Charisma Madarang, Rolling Stone, 22 Aug. 2023 In Texas, evidence tampering related to a possible felony case carries a sentence of between two and 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.—Allie Kelly, Dallas News, 26 July 2023 The investigation largely aimed to discover whether drinks have come from smuggled or tampered sources to ensure safety and quality control.—Peter Aitken, Fox News, 6 Sep. 2023 Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the film’s armorer, is facing a trial in December on charges of involuntary manslaughter and evidence tampering.—Gene Maddaus, Variety, 15 Aug. 2023 Although there were reasons for abolishing the requirement, immediate freedom of movement, among the most important, but is the unfettered free agency, tampering, roster instability and other fallout that resulted worth it?—Evan Dudley, al, 25 July 2023 Lewis served more than 12 years for attempting to extort money from the makers of the Tylenol during the 1982 cyanide tampering murders.—John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, 10 July 2023
Escondido police found a 38-year-old man selling the concrete tamper online, Baeder said.—Caleb Lunetta, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Feb. 2023 This focus on tamper proof and open data is the main value proposition for space scientists, according to Franck Marchis, senior astronomer at SETI and chief science officer at telescope startup Unistellar.—Ben Weiss, Fortune Crypto, 4 July 2023 There are ledger databases, which afford the same technological capabilities as blockchains, such as immutability, tamper evidence and cryptographic verification, but store data locally, under your control.—Moshe Bar, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Another signature feature of all Vitamix blenders is their tamper tool for blending ingredients with little to no liquid like hummus or peanut butter.—Eva Bleyer, Good Housekeeping, 10 Oct. 2022 This Vitamix comes with a tamper to help process thicker foods, and it’s backed by a 7-year warranty to give you peace of mind.—Camryn Rabideau, Forbes, 23 June 2021 The boxes are under 24-hour video surveillance, have tamper evidence seals and are collected daily by a pair of Election Commission staff members.—Alison Dirr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8 Oct. 2020 Jones’ monitor then showed another tamper alert, and Jones went missing, the officer wrote.—Dallas News, 11 Nov. 2022 The driver, via a translator, gave authorities permission to search the Jeep, and officers quickly spotted tamper marks in the tire well near the driver’s side of the vehicle.—Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 11 Apr. 2022 See More
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probably from Middle French temprer to temper, mix, meddle — more at temper entry 2