from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of thread for sewing leather, made of twisted strands of linen and brass, copper, or steel wire.
- n. A compound for forming a lubricating-surface in journal-boxes. It is made up of metallic oxids, organic materials, wax, and fatty matters.
- n. A trade-name of a non-rusting antifriction alloy, intended to be used as a lubricant in bearing surfaces. It is inserted as plugs or short pencil-like rods radially in holes in the bearing.
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