seizing

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seizing

[′sēz·iŋ]
(engineering)
Abrasive damage to a metal surface caused when the surface is rubbed by another metal surface.
(metallurgy)
Welding a workpiece to a die member under the combined forces of pressure and sliding friction.

seizing

The damaging of one metal surface as a result of rubbing with another metal surface.
References in classic literature ?
At this distance of time I cannot remember whether I ever gave a thought to Polina; I seemed only to be conscious of a vague pleasure in seizing and raking in the bank-notes which kept massing themselves in a pile before me.
The loss of their second chance of seizing the Diamond is mainly attributable, as I think, to the cunning and foresight of Mr.
If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I should say: "Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will.
Oh, Juxon," said the king, seizing the bishop's two hands in his own, "promise that you will pray all your life for this gentleman and for the other that you hear beneath your feet, and for two others also, who, wherever they may be, are on the watch for my safety.