sagging

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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.
References in classic literature ?
Tom Platt wanted to haul her an' ha' done wid ut; but I said, 'I'll back the doctor that has the second sight,' an' the other half come up sagging full o' big uns.
It looked exanimate enough, with its idle wheel looming above the black stream dashed with yellow-white spume, and its cluster of sheds sagging under their white load.
Inaudible, but convincing, the great inventor expounded his discovery, and sent his obedient little model of the trains of the future up gradients, round curves, and across a sagging wire.
We saw his grizzled mustache, the bald spot on his head, the puff-sacks under his eyes, the sagging cheeks, the heavy dewlap, the general tiredness and staleness and fatness, all the collapse and ruin of a man who had once been strong but who had lived too easily and too well.