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the emblem of the Soviet Union, adopted in 1923 and consisting of an insignia of a hammer with its handle across the blade of a sickle and a star above.
any emblem similar to this, as the flag of Communist parties in some countries.
the emblem on the flag of the former Soviet Union, representing the industrial workers and the peasants respectively
a symbolic representation of the former Soviet Union or of Communism in general


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  • Hammerbeam

    [ham-er-beem] /ˈhæm ərˌbim/ noun, Architecture. 1. a short wooden beam projecting from an interior wall to support or tie together rafters or arched roof braces.

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    [ham-er-klawth, -kloth] /ˈhæm ərˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/ noun, plural hammercloths [ham-er-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈhæm ərˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA) 1. a cloth covering for the driver’s seat on a horse-drawn carriage.

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