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  • v. Present participle of spall.


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  • Concrete spalling occurs when moisture is wicked into the foundation from the ground and the lime in the concrete mix leeches out. Philadelphia Weekly

  • A shaped charge can fire a jet of white-hot gas right through the armor of a tank, causing "spalling," a swirling mist of metal shrapnel that can shred the soldiers within.

    Iraq's Real WMD

  • While the "spalling," or weakening and flaking, of concrete under the deck does not affect the bridge's integrity, Mr. Capone asked members of the public to notify the Turnpike

    Gas Drilling

  • Fixing defects such as spalling concrete, ceiling leakages and water seepage from external walls would cost flat owners several hundred dollars.

    Channel NewsAsia Front Page News

  • The agency's executive director, Ron DeGuzman, says there are "spalling" issues within many of the unit's ceilings. - KUAM News

  • The French Quarter, with its picturesquely spalling walls and tendrilly weeds spilling from cornices, often feels like a movie set, especially in the light of summer.

    All the Street’s a Stage

  • Tiphani closed her eyes as rounds peppered the Almighty McD, spalling the window-glass.

    Jason Stoddard, Strange and Happy » 2010 » March

  • Now, as with the seating and restraint solutions, new approaches to layering lightweight armor coupled with spray-on, or paint-on, special mastic, can dramatically reduce the spalling of bomb or projectile fragments while also reducing weight and cost.

    Re-Thinking the Art of Military Planning

  • And it's not that they're falling down, but old concrete in a wet environment suffers from corroded rebar, some spalling of the concrete, etc.

    Route to Xilitla

  • Pile ups of traffic - rusted into place + naturally occuring degradation eg flood damage, concrete spalling, land slip - what those highway maintenance guys do all day.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » WW question from Jose.


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  • "The spontaneous chipping, fragmentation, or separation of a surface or surface coating."

    Corrosion Clinic

    August 5, 2008