from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Fine metallic filings or shavings removed by a cutting tool.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the waste chips or shavings from metalworking or a saw cutting wood
- n. the grit worn away by use of a grindstone or whetstone, being particles of the material being cut and of the cutting stone itself
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The grit worn away from grindstones in grinding cutlery wet.
- intransitive v. To grow languid; to faint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To faint; swoon.
- n. Stupor; a fainting-fit; a swoon.
- n. The grit mixed with particles of iron or steel worn away in grinding cutlery wet.
But other waste streams pose bigger challenges, like this stuff called swarf (ph).
Like this stuff, called swarf, a mixture of metals shavings and liquid.
But other waste streams pose bigger challenges like this stuff, called swarf, a mixture of metal shavings and liquids.
Leveraging aluminum recyclability without property loss, Alcan and Airbus have also engaged into a full recycling program committing to reclaim a significant proportion of the aluminium chips (i.e. "swarf") generated during manufacturing.
I use a small "super" magnet (about the size of a thumbnail) as a tool to catch swarf when i am drilling steel/iron etc ... madjack1987
Behind each man the corn swarf lay like silk in the light of the poppies.
And the women gathered the swarf by armfuls, spun bants of straw and tied in armfuls into sheaves, stacked sheaves into kivvers.
I use a small "super" magnet about the size of a thumbnail as a tool to catch swarf when i am drilling steel / iron etc...
BRADBURN: This swarf was getting landfilled up until a few years ago.
Moreover, the evil reputation of the master, and his strange and doubtful end, or at least sudden disappearance, prevented any, excepting the most desperate of men, to seek any advice or opinion from the servant; wherefore, the poor vermin was likely at first to swarf for very hunger.