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sagging

[′sag·iŋ]
(naval architecture)
Deflection of the hull of a ship in which the middle of the keel is bowed downward.

sagging

1. A defect characterized by a wavy line or lines appearing on those surfaces of porcelain enamel that have been fired in a vertical position.
2. A defect characterized by irreversible downward bending in a ceramic article insufficiently supported during the firing cycle.
3. The excessive flow of a wet paint film on vertical surfaces resulting in drips, runs, or curtains in the film when it dries.
4. The flowing of a sealant within a joint, so that it loses its original shape.
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Sagging can be reduced or prevented by raising the viscosity of the paint at low shear stress or rate and/or by applying thinner coats of paint.
"Here in Mississippi, the majority of the elderly or the older people have a bad feeling about the sagging pants," ABC News quoted Stokes as saying.
"When you have a person with sagging pants coming to a job interview, they have a worse chance than someone who comes to the interview with their pants not sagging," he said.
A sagging roof is a clear indication of a structural problem.
The sagging of a roof can have a variety of causes.
Melt phase thermoforming of PP is difficult to perform because of the poor sagging resistance of the polymer.
Different techniques have been used to characterize the properties of PP to predict its sagging behavior and processability in thermoforming [1, 10].
When paint starts sagging, it forms "tears" underneath the holes.
If it's level to within 1/4 in., the problem is a sagging door, and it can be fixed using the method we're describing here.