iron filing

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Noun1.iron filing - a fragment of iron rubbed off by the use of a fileiron filing - a fragment of iron rubbed off by the use of a file
metal filing - a fragment of metal rubbed off by the use of a file
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Ten tons of sulphuric acid and ten tons of iron filings, were put on board for the future production of the hydrogen gas.
fingered every spear of grass and iron filing, shot each poppy into fire
All that's unresolved inside her pulls her toward other people's tragedies like iron filings to a magnet, the "pull of 'helping' drawing her." And there are plenty of people for her to snag against.
ALEXANDER TODD ALEXANDER Todd's fascination with science was sparked by experimenting with iron filings in a toy chemistry set when he was eight.
The thick paintings-cum-sculptures by this Minneapolis-based artist were studded with a series of zigzags, sometimes delineated in copper wire, sometimes drawn with iron filings and glue, sometimes simply carved into the depth of the material.
It is a fact that the Americans from the Rust Belt - upper North-eastern United States, the Great Lakes, and the Midwest States - who lost their livelihood due to rapid decline in the industrial sector, which once was the envy of the developed world, are attracted to Mr Trump like iron filings towards a magnet.
Eliot's traditions; Ezra Pound's iron filings; and newly visible, often transdisciplinary networks that now seek to connect disparate works, writers, artists, and spaces into a new modernism.
The installed plate magnets are even removing and capturing fine iron filings from the conveyed plastic.
Playing on the ionization terminology, these modern day snake oil salesmen would have you believe that these ions behave in the presence of a physical magnet like iron filings in a plastic tray.
"It was a day I'll never forget," remembers the teetotal McCoy, who drew once-a-year gamblers like iron filings to a magnet as Don't Push It's odds halved from 20-1 to 10-1 joint-favourite.
If the Milky Way were one giant magnet, sprinkling iron filings around it would trace the galaxy's magnetic field.