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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.
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.
"However much Cameron dances around the ring he will eventually come within reach of a big clunking fist".
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.
The clunking sound came from his jokes falling flat rather than the big fist Tony Blair promised would make David Cameron see stars.
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.
The doors close with an impressive solidity, making just the right "clunking" sound.
"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.
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.
London, Nov 9 (ANI): UK President Gordon Brown has apparently damaged wife Sarah's computer keyboard, thanks to his 'big, clunking fist'.
Now we hear that even our 'clunking fist' Prime Minister has found time to delicately pick our pockets.