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hum with activity

Fig. [for a place] to be busy with activity. The kitchen hummed with activity as usual. Our main office was humming with activity during the busy season.
See also: activity, hum

hum and haw

  (mainly British) also hem and haw (American & Australian)
to take a long time to say something and speak in a way that is not clear, in order to avoid giving an answer He hemmed and hawed and finally admitted taking the money. (mainly British)
See also: and, haw, hum

ho-hum

  (American informal)
disappointing or not very interesting It was a ho-hum speech, no big deal really. He still thinks soccer is kind of ho-hum and not worth watching.

ho-hum

(ˈhoˈhəm)
mod. dull; causing yawns of boredom. (Ho-hum is a representation of the sound of a yawn.) Clare played another ho-hum concert at the music hall last night.

hum job

and hummer
n. a sexual act involving holding the penis in the mouth while humming. (see also humdinger.) He asked for a hum job, so she hummed him a lullaby.
See also: hum, job
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Composer Suk-Jun Kim invited people to hum a song that reminded them of their childhood and record it at a humming booth set up at Seventeen Belmont Street.
This partnership, which is the first Hums agreement in the region, is another way of expanding our comittment.
Dutch and British Chinooks already have Smiths and Teledyne HUMS that monitor vibration and other operating parameters and log the actual operating hours accumulated by transmissions and other parts.
By continuously monitoring aircraft flight data and vibration at numerous points throughout the drivetrain and pinpointing mechanical faults before they become catastrophic failures, HUMS provides helicopter operators with actionable information that enables them to anticipate mechanical failures and make anticipatory maintenance decisions, before the issues arise.
Army has issued Modification Work Order (MWO 1-1520-251-50-05) for the IAC 1209 MSPU - HUMS approving the system for installation on all 750 U.
HUMS is a condition-based maintenance (CBM) system which monitors the health and usage of an aircraft's drivetrain to addresses any maintenance and safety problems.
By continuously monitoring vibration at numerous points throughout the drivetrain and pinpointing mechanical faults before they become catastrophic failures, HUMS provides actionable information that allows the Coast Guard to anticipate mechanical failures and make anticipatory maintenance decisions.
The HUMS monitors the health of critical aircraft systems such as engines, transmissions, bearings and rotors through real time analysis.
Tony Wurmel, general manager of Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems in Vergennes said, "This award highlights the value that the Goodrich HUMS brings in lowering operating and maintenance costs while enhancing safety for the Army's Black Hawk fleet.
With more than 400 HUMS and two million flight hours, Smiths is the world leader in the supply of HUMS for both military and commercial helicopter applications," commented Dr.
IAC is uniquely qualified to provide the 160th SOAR with technologically advanced HUMS and diagnostic solutions.
Smiths' single box HUMS will provide increased aircraft safety, availability, reliability, maintainability and Life Cycle Costs.