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Definition of the noun Swarf

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  1. the waste chips or shavings from metalworking or a saw cutting wood
  2. the grit worn away by use of a grindstone or whetstone, being particles of the material being cut and of the cutting stone itself


Swarf were an electronic band from Brighton, Sussex.


"Swarf" is a musical album of I Monster.

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Swarf, also known as chips or by other process-specific names, is pieces of metal, wood, or plastic that are the debris or waste resulting from machining, woodworking, or similar subtractive manufacturing processes. Swarf or chips can be small particles; long, stringy tendrils; slag-like waste; or stone fragments and dust.

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Google previewTitanium: Physical Metallurgy, Processing, and Applications (2015)

by F.H. Froes

Swarf is a term used to collectively identify extremely fine unoxidized titanium scrap normally created from wet sanding operations. It represents a major fire hazard because small-particle scrap is more susceptible to ignition and burning.

Google previewEconomic Growth and the Balance-of-Payments Constraint (2016)

by John McCombie, A.P. Thirlwall

Since excessive swarf is a very common cause of machinery breakdowns, this was an additional reason for the greater time lost in the running of British machinery. A dismal picture is painted of British machinery: We were told by a service ...

Google previewGlossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials (2013)

by Malcolm A. Fox

a Swarf is a general term applied to the fine metal particles removed from any metalworking techniques.

Google previewAgglomeration in Industry (2004)

Occurence and Applications by Wolfgang Pietsch

Metal swarf means turnings, borings, chips, wires, clippings, and foil. The composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole. The production of a substance by the union of elements, groups or simple compounds or by the ...

Google previewAdvanced Training in Fire Fighting (2001)

Steel swarf is a waste material of machine shop operations, consisting of scrap metal cuttings, turnings, borings, etc., and is a mixture of many types of carbon steel. Such cargoes may also include cast iron shavings and the residues from the ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Lowland Scotch (1888)

With an Introductory Chapter on the Poetry, Humour, and Literary History of the Scottish Language and an Appendix of Scottish Proverbs by Charles Mackay

Swarf, to faint, to swoon, to stupefy, or be stupefied ; also, a fainting fit, a swoon. And monie a huntit poor red coat, For fear amaist did swarf, man !

Google previewThe Audio Dictionary (2011)

Third Edition, Revised and Expanded by Glenn D. White, Gary J. Louie

Swarf. ensued a battle for market dominance, which VHS finally won, even though the Betamax system was believed to have superior quality by many aficionados. S-VHS tape has slightly different magnetic characteristics than ordinary VHS ...

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary: R-S (1904)

by Joseph Wright

SWARF, sb.1 Yks. Midi. Stf. Der. War. Also in form swauf Midi, [swaf, swpf.] Grease mixed with grit which exudes from the axle of a wheel or from a grindstone ; small metal turnings from a lathe.

Google previewThe English Dialect Dictionary, Being the Complete Vocabulary of All Dialect Words Still in Use, Or Known to Have Been in Use During the Last Two Hundred Years: R-S (1904)

by Joseph Wright

SWARF, sb.1 Yks. Midi. Stf. Der. War. Also in form swauf Midi, [swaf, swpf.] Grease mixed with grit which exudes from the axle of a wheel or from a grindstone ; small metal turnings from a lathe.

Google previewDictionary of Architectural and Building Technology (2004)

by Henry J. Cowan, Peter R. Smith, W. K. Chow

swarf deep. The objective of surface-based techniques is to create the illusion of photorealism without worrying about the internal features of objects in a scene. surface-water drain Same as STORM DRAIN . surge (a) (electrical) A short ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

Weird Shit (Swarf Finger 2001). Blue Cheer San Francisco's Blue Cheer, comprising Dickie Peterson (b. Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA; vocals/bass), Leigh Stephens ( guitar) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

SWARF. In the recording process, the material cut or scraped from the surface of a record by the cutting stylus.

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Scrabble value of S1W4A1R1F4

The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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