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filings

(ˈfaɪlɪŋz)
pl n
shavings or particles removed by a file: iron filings.

fil•ings

(ˈfaɪ lɪŋz)

n.pl.
particles removed by a file.
[1350–1400]
Translations
بُرادَة الحَديد
piliny
spån
reszelék
svarf
eğe talaşı

filings

[ˈfaɪlɪŋz] NPLlimaduras fpl

filings

plSpäne pl

filings

[ˈfaɪlɪŋz] npllimatura

file3

(fail) noun
a steel tool with a rough surface for smoothing or rubbing away wood, metal etc.
verb
to cut or smooth with a file. She filed her nails.
ˈfilings noun plural
pieces of wood, metal etc rubbed off with a file. iron filings.
References in classic literature ?
It is all a groping and ignorant effort to construct out of base metal and brass filings, so to speak, something to take the place of that golden treasure denied them by Nature, a child.
The magnetism which arranges tribes and races in one polarity is alone to be respected; the men are steel- filings.
Ten tons of sulphuric acid and ten tons of iron filings, were put on board for the future production of the hydrogen gas.
I lived in an infernal mess of rust, filings, nuts, bolts, spanners, hammers, ratchet-drills--things I abominate, because I don't get on with them.
The patient figures at work were swarthy with the filings of iron and steel that danced on every bench and bubbled up through every chink in the planking.
Carpenter standing before his vice-bench, and by the light of two lanterns busily filing the ivory joist for the leg, which joist is firmly fixed in the vice.
Here and there would be a bridge crossing a filthy creek, with hard-baked mud shores and dingy sheds and docks along it; here and there would be a railroad crossing, with a tangle of switches, and locomotives puffing, and rattling freight cars filing by; here and there would be a great factory, a dingy building with innumerable windows in it, and immense volumes of smoke pouring from the chimneys, darkening the air above and making filthy the earth beneath.
The mule-road to the summit of the Riffelberg passed right in front of the chalet, a circumstance which we almost immediately noticed, because a procession of tourists was filing along it pretty much all the time.
By-and- by the procession went filing down the steep descent of the main avenue, the flickering rank of lights dimly revealing the lofty walls of rock almost to their point of junction sixty feet overhead.
Half heaven was pure and stainless: the clouds, now trooping before the wind, which had shifted to the west, were filing off eastward in long, silvered columns.
He looked at them, and saw in them, without knowing it, the slow sure filing down of misery-worn face and figure, that was to make the meagreness of Frenchmen an English superstition which should survive the truth through the best part of a hundred years.
As I walked to and fro daily between Southwark and Blackfriars, and lounged about at meal-times in obscure streets, the stones of which may, for anything I know, be worn at this moment by my childish feet, I wonder how many of these people were wanting in the crowd that used to come filing before me in review again, to the echo of Captain Hopkins's voice