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surface tension
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  • 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

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  • 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.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
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