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parting

Chem a division of a crystal along a plane that is not a cleavage plane

parting

[′pärd·iŋ]
(geology)
A bed or bank of waste material dividing mineral veins or beds.
A soft, thin sedimentary layer following a surface of separation between thicker strata of different lithology.
A surface along which a hard rock can be readily separated or is naturally divided into layers.
(metallurgy)
Recovery of gold (or occasionally another metal) from its alloys by a corrosion process.
Zone of separation between cope and drag portions of mold or flask in sand casting.
In sand molding, a composition to facilitate removal of the pattern.
A shearing operation to produce two or more parts from a stamping.
(mineralogy)
Fracturing a mineral along planes weakened by deformation or twinning.
References in classic literature ?
These incidents had made the memory of his last talk with Madame Olenska so vivid to the young man that as the curtain fell on the parting of the two actors his eyes filled with tears, and he stood up to leave the theatre.
Luker, at parting, which he had put to me; receiving of course, the same answer as the answer which I had given him.
After an affectionate parting between the friends, Elizabeth was attended to the carriage by Mr.
But then it was brilliantly new and surprising; it seemed to be the last word that could be said for the truth in fiction; and it had a spell that held us like an anesthetic above the ache of parting, and the anxiety for the years that must pass, with all their redoubled chances, before our home circle could be made whole again.
"We are not really parting, Anne," protested Diana.
It was an indescribable relief to hear my uncle's hearty voice wishing me a happy life at parting. The good man had left his north-country Vicarage (my home since the death of my parents) expressly to read the service at my marriage; and he and my aunt had arranged to return by the mid-day train.
These things passed through the mind of Fagin, during the short time he sat alone, in the housebreaker's room; and with them uppermost in his thoughts, he had taken the opportunity afterwards afforded him, of sounding the girl in the broken hints he threw out at parting. There was no expression of surprise, no assumption of an inability to understand his meaning.
Early in the following April, nearly a year after that dubious parting you have just witnessed, you may, if you like, again see Maggie entering the Red Deeps through the group of Scotch firs.
"Wouldn't you really like to be a tenth Muse, then, Maggie?" said Philip looking up in her face as we look at a first parting in the clouds that promises us a bright heaven once more.
We'll think not of the parting ways As long as dawn delays.
It was not confusion that kept them silent, for they both felt that parting was near, and there is no shamefacedness in a sad parting.