coaxing


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coaxing

[kōks·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
Improving fatigue strength of a metal by increasing the stress range, beginning just below the fatigue limit.
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She could not understand how such a surly man could make such a coaxing sound.
It was still on her mind when I bade her adieu; and she said to me, in her pretty coaxing way - as if I were a doll, I used to think:
By this time, however, the ladies had pressed forward, curious to know what could have brought the solitary linen-weaver there under such strange circumstances, and interested in the pretty child, who, half alarmed and half attracted by the brightness and the numerous company, now frowned and hid her face, now lifted up her head again and looked round placably, until a touch or a coaxing word brought back the frown, and made her bury her face with new determination.
said Alice, in a coaxing tone, and she tried hard to whistle to it; but she was terribly frightened all the time at the thought that it might be hungry, in which case it would be very likely to eat her up in spite of all her coaxing.
It was a very lively march on account of the new elephants, who gave trouble at every ford, and needed coaxing or beating every other minute.
They were con- tinually bending in coaxing postures over the guns.
d'Artagnan," he called out in a coaxing voice, "will you answer for everything?