Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of rust.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water

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Examples

  • Using stucco to prevent rusting is an interesting thought.

    Building Projects Updates for 4 October 2003

  • Father Goose is a fun film and Grant and Caron make a plausible pair of potential lovers, as long as you accept that she’s playing a few years older than her real age so that she’s closer to forty than thirty and he’s playing a guy in his late forties, somewhat weathered by the tropical sun and rusting from the inside out thanks to his heavy drinking.

    Time catches up with all of us, even Cary Grant

  • "Seventy-five thousand dollars' worth of steel, that's my guess," said the 42-year-old former lumberjack, who had been living almost full time on Barge 202, as authorities dubbed the rusting steel slab bobbing in a channel 82 miles east of Portland, Ore.

    Living Alone on a Steel Barge Clearly Has a Downside

  • In that night, a vision came to him, not a vision of glory and honor won on the battlefield, but a vision of a sword rusting away in its scabbard, a vision of run - ning errands and posting guard detail over dust and ashes that didn't need guarding.

    Dragons of a Fallen Sun

  • Stuart was dead; -- his sword rusting under the dry leaves of Hollywood, and his battle-flag was furled forever.

    Mohun, or, the Last Days of Lee

  • We watched the men 'rusting' various metal objects.

    Mexico: a visit to Sayula, Zapotlanejo and Zapopan

  • This is further confirm'd by this observable, that that Iron or Steel will keep longer from rusting which is covered with this vitrify'd case: Thus also Lead will, by degrees, be all turn'd into a litharge; for that colour which covers the top being scum'd or shov'd aside, appears to be nothing else but a litharge or vitrify'd Lead.

    Micrographia Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon

  • In the past, hot plates were used to perform digestion simulations, but common problems such as rusting, cross contamination, and poor temperature control resulted in inaccurate results and decreased productivity for laboratory analysts.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Even if you’re willing to put up with the risks of permanent makeup itself — botched jobs, color fading or "rusting," infections, allergic reactions, and skin cancer among others — consider this carefully: cosmetic tattoos are permanent, extremely tricky to remove, and laser treatments themselves are so risky few practitioners are willing to do them. —

    Permanent makeup: Vanity insanity

  • Even if you’re willing to put up with the risks of permanent makeup itself—botched jobs, color fading or "rusting," infections, allergic reactions, and skin cancer among others—consider this carefully: cosmetic tattoos are permanent, extremely tricky to remove, and laser treatments themselves are so risky few practitioners are willing to do them.

    Permanent makeup: Vanity insanity

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