EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FILINGS
He put the filings in a little pot which had been used for ointment of some kind.
The magnet acts on the filings through the paper, and see how it arranges them!
He could feel his hair stiffen like filings drawn to a magnet.
Not one of them had the least particle of the filings drawn off.
Second, do not file brass where the filings will get into the solder.
The mixture of filings used in this process is called thermit.
The filings should be allowed to stand for several days in the vinegar.
Mechanically I did the same, and wondered why filings were packed in that kind of a barrel.
The filings have so high a resistance that no current flows.
Strings or lines of filings pass from one pole of the magnet to the other.