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The property of a metal, which permits it to be hammered or rolled into other sizes and shapes.

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DETERGENT

In lubrication, either an additive or a compounded lubricant having the property of keeping insoluble matter in suspension thus preventing its deposition where it would be harmful. A detergent may also redisperse deposits already formed.

ADHESION

The property of a lubricant that causes it to cling or adhere to a solid surface.

FILM STRENGTH

Property of a lubricant that acts to prevent scuffing or scoring of metal parts.

CAPILLARITY

A property of a solid-liquid system manifested by the tendency of the liquid in contact with the solid to rise above or fall below the level of the surrounding liquid; this phenomenon is seen in a small bore (capillary) tube.

OILINESS

That property of a lubricant that produces low friction under conditions of boundary lubrication. The lower the friction, the greater the oiliness.

THIXOTROPY

That property of a lubricating grease which is manifested by a softening in consistency as a result of shearing followed by a hardening in consistency starting immediately after the shearing is stopped.

VOLATILITY

This property describes the degree and rate at which a liquid will vaporize under given conditions of temperature and pressure. When liquid stability changes, this property is often reduced in value.

INSTABILITY

The state or property of submitting to change or of tending to increase the departure from original conditions after being disturbed.

PRIZE

A property captured at sea in virtue of the rights of war, as a vessel.

LIEN

A retention of property until outstanding dept is paid.
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