- Named after the title character in Sinclair Lewis' 1922 novel, Babbit. Also popularised by the George and Ira Gershwin song "The Babbitt and the Bromide," featured first in the 1927 musical "Funny Face" and later in the film Ziegfeld Follies (1945). (Wiktionary)
“Tin forms an important part of many alloys such as babbitt, Britannia metal, bronze, gun metal and bearing metals.”
“By day you struggle with the German for "babbitt-lined bearing" (Weißmetallfutterlager, of course), by night you worry how you'll pay the bills.”
“But if you have no extra plug you must remove the first one and refill it with babbitt.”
“The segments that partly envelop the cross-head pin and crank-pin, and are section lined in two directions, producing crossing section lines, or small squares, show that the brasses are lined with babbitt metal, which is represented by this kind of cross-hatching.”
“Innumerable proportions of metals are marketed under the name of babbitt.”
“_Tin_ is the principal part of _babbitt_ and _solder_.”
“A commonly used babbitt is composed of 89 per cent tin, 8 per cent antimony and 3 per cent of copper.”
“The father of the officer, Lieut. Ross, was a babbitt manufacturer in Leicester; he had been a very few months in business when the war broke out.”
“Roughly a third of the tin consumed within the United States goes into tin-plate, a third into solder and babbitt metal, and a third into miscellaneous uses.”
“Next in importance is its use in the making of solder and of babbitt or bearing metal.”
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Those I've come across and try to keep fresh within my mind.
Great and small works, Moby Dick, the works of Walt Whitman, poems of Emily Dickinson, and so on. If you are a wordie, you know what I mean!
Names from Sinclair Lewis
Words related to steam engines and other machines.
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