A cloth, leather, or paper band impregnated with grit and rotated as an endless loop to abrade materials through continuous friction.



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DECKLE STRAP

An endless rubber band which runs longitudinally along the wire edges of a paper machine and determines web width.

CHIP CONTROL FILTER

A filter intended to prevent only large particles from entering a component immediately downstream. Also known as Grit control filter, Last-chance filter

CHANDLERS

Like a hotel at sea, a ship needs many supplies to operate and serve its crew-- groceries; paper products; engine parts; electronics; hardware

SPIDER HOOP

An iron band around the base of a mast which holds a set of iron belaying pins.

STRAKE

A continuous band of plates on side of a ship

PARREL

A band by which a yard is fastened to a mast.

PAPER CHROMATOGRAPHY

A method which involves placing a drop of fluid on a permeable piece of paper and noting the development and nature of the halos, or rings, surrounding the drop through time. The roots of this test can be traced to the 1940s, when railroads used the 'blotter spot' tests.

ANNULUS

A ring-shaped band

ASSIGNED FREQUENCY

The center of the frequency band assigned to a radio station. Sometimes called CHANNEL FREQUENCY, CENTER FREQUENCY

ABRASION

A general wearing away of a surface by constant scratching, usually due to the presence of foreign matter such as dirt, grit, or metallic particles in the lubricant. It may also cause a break down of the material (such as the tooth surfaces of gears). Lack of proper lubrication may result in abrasion.

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