Surface tension permits the water strider to walk on the surface of water.
As a gas it exhibits surface tension and viscosity, like mercury.
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
She filled the pan very carefully, so full that the water bulged slightly above the rim, kept from spilling by its surface tension.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
He had a tightrope walker’s feel for the land beneath him-its surface tension, the give and take of things.
Tim O’Brien -- The Things They Carried
Lemry gazes toward the side wall, and I see surface tension holding a tear.
Chris Crutcher -- Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
It was those impurities, not the basic process, which caused an unexpectedly low surface tension for its temperature.
John Ringo -- Live Free or Die
So much he knew about water, about its freezing, its surface tension, its turbulence and flow; he once explained to her about eddies, and how they broke away in certain alternating patterns as they drifted downstream.
Gish Jen -- Typical American
The surface tension of even highly heated iron is just too high.