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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The Schatz Technique is different from massage, or massage therapy; the focus is upon exploring tight, contracted fibrotic tissue with the aid of a proper lotion, and gradually coaxing the intense knot of dysfunctional tissue to normalize--to be fully effective, a session usually needs to last at least two hours.
In another boy crisis, the sisters, Karen, Condi, and Laura Rental, have been coaxing young George out of his weight room, giving him DVD highlight reels of hurricanes, the Cuban baseball crisis, and photo-shopped pictures of Jack Abramoff without him.
For thousands of years, people have been coaxing other creatures into doing chores.