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The sand of the beach of those islands is iron, and is as easily attracted by the loadstone as steel filings.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO BRAZILMARIA GRAHAM
Second, do not file brass where the filings will get into the solder.
ELEMENTS OF PLUMBINGSAMUEL DIBBLE
If the iron-filings are sprinkled on the magnet itself, they will arrange themselves in a manner very striking.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
"Brass filings," said Trask, promptly, and took some of the particles from his trousers pocket and dumped them into Jarrow's palm.
ISLE O' DREAMSFREDERICK F. MOORE
The filings will arrange themselves in circles about the wire showing the magnetic field.
If the tube be tapped the filings will be disturbed and the resistance again made so high that no current can pass through.
It consists of a glass tube with metal filings loosely packed between two metal plugs that fit the tube closely.
Put into a decanter volatile spirit, in which you have dissolved copper filings, and it will produce a fine blue.
Grind an equal quantity of fresh iron filings with pure sulphur, till the whole be reduced to a fine powder.
When the copper has impregnated the acid, pour off the solution, and put into it some pieces of iron, or iron filings.