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Synonyms for clunking

the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface

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As long as you didn't mind the clunking between tracks (songs sometimes faded out in the middle, so the head could move to the next track, and then faded back in again), the system was fine.
While people would have imagined that she was referring to one of her children, but, given her husband's propensity for doing things with his "big, clunking fist", he seems to be a bigger suspect.
Getting to grips with the real problem seems unlikely unless the big clunking fist decides to take on his toughest sparring partner yet: his own reputation.
But the bad news for Brown's ringside team is that the clunking fist is needed now and it's nowhere to be seen.
I had no idea I sound so retarded, a dull monotone, full of clunking mistakes"
Hancock, ever the gent, declines to identify the Birmingham PR agency responsible for this clunking attempt at marketing.
IN TWO dramatic weeks Gordon Brown has gone from the clunking fist to a busted flush.
One afternoon, a dad and his two teenage daughters alighted from the Village Gondola carrying their gear, soon stepped through a lobby door into their lodgings at White Mountain Lodge, and were seen moments later in white terry-cloth robes and Sorrel boots, clunking toward the swirling waters of the hot tubs.
If the electricity in your office fails--and someday it will--your computer will come to a clunking halt.
In 2005's staging of Balanchine's Serenade for instance, McBride relayed to Gilchrest and NCDT's female corps how Balanchine "wanted really soft pointe shoes, almost like ballet slippers, with no clunking sounds.
Here again, he squeezed a ramshackle charm out of jerry-rigged apparatus--this time involving more shadow theater, as well as low-rent animatronics and what might be thought of as trompe l'oeil video installations--all powered by clunking exposed machinery.
They have parallel access to memories and things like that, but none has the capability [as SANDAC does] to have 16 processors clunking away at once.
Clunking or thumping, it can mean: A defective universal joint, prop shaft, or rear differential.
But mechanical dialogue, a slow pace and labouring under a huge debt to the classic Bladerunner, has it clunking along in second gear.
What followed was like a scene from a cartoon as the mouse tore through the leaves, trap clunking behind him, with me in my pyjamas chasing after him into the darkness.