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tenacity

[tə′nas·əd·ē]
(textiles)
In yarn manufacture and textile engineering, the tensile strength of a yarn or a filament for its given size.
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But as he approached the land, a thought, at first fleeting and then tenacious, arose in his mind.
Phoebus," continued the Bohemian, gently releasing her waist from the captain's tenacious hands, "You are good, you are generous, you are handsome; you saved me, me who am only a poor child lost in Bohemia.
The motion of the small foot shod in a Tartar boot embroidered with silver, and the firm pressure of the lean sinewy hand, showed that the prince still possessed the tenacious endurance and vigor of hardy old age.
There was something tenacious about that lily-frail body of hers, a clutch on existence which one could not reconcile with its patent weakness.
Like most simple men, he was tenacious of ideas when he got them, and the belief that Claire was playing fast and loose was not lightly to be removed from his mind.
Don't put words into my mouth that I don't mean,' said Jeremiah, sticking to his figurative expression with tenacious and impenetrable obstinacy: 'I mean dropped down upon me.
Heyward instantly knew it for a trinket that Alice was fond of wearing, and which he recollected, with the tenacious memory of a lover, to have seen, on the fatal morning of the massacre, dangling from the fair neck of his mistress.
The Tenacious B specialises in gluten-free products, with Nigel's mouth-watering array of sweet and savoury pastries, scones, pies, cakes and sausage rolls going down a treat with visitors to the popular Tynemouth Market every Sunday.
Miss Tenacious has an excellent record at Wincanton - and on fast ground 3.
During this master class, his tenacious spirit as a teacher and artist was truly remarkable.
If born on April 21 or later, he or she will be a Taurus - stubborn, tenacious and practical.
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