• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Rustful Full of rust; resembling rust; causing rust; rusty. "Rustful sloth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: From bridges to rebar, rust is everywhere. According to a recent study, the annual cost of metallic corrosion in the U.S. is approximately $300 billion. The report, by Battelle, Columbus, Ohio, and the Specialty Steel Industry of North America, Washington, D.C., estimated that about one-third of that cost could be avoided through broader application of corrosion-resistant material and "best anti-corrosive practice" from design through maintenance.
    • rustful Rusty; tending to produce rust; characterized by rust: as, “rustful sloth,”
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  • Thomas Traherne
    “The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain.”
  • George Whitefield
    George Whitefield
    “It is better to rust out than wear out.”
  • W. C. Fields
    “I never drink water; that is the stuff that rusts pipes.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    “The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is love, laughter, and work.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.”
  • Helen Hayes
    Helen Hayes
    “If you rest, you rust.”


In literature:

The pick handles were rough with decay, the pans red with rust.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
Everywhere he found grains of tobacco, trodden cigarette ashes, pencil sharpenings, pen points eaten with rust.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
How prettily she had wrapped a leaf over the rusted edge of the cup!
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
UNUSED RUST, rust which is due to disuse; a Latinism.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
Moth and rust and dust invade the most secret recesses.
"The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking" by Helen Campbell
A sharp walk will take a little of the rust off us.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
Barbed wire rusted in coils or straggling lengths.
"Combed Out" by Fritz August Voigt
The tendency of iron to rust lessens its efficiency and value, and many devices have been introduced to prevent rusting.
"General Science" by Bertha M. Clark
A gold pan lay rusting, half filled with rock and dirt, by a bench before the cabin.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Never buy anything of copper for kitchen use, as the rust to which it is liable is a dangerous poison.
"The Complete Home" by Various
You are letting your talents rust, and I don't approve of it!
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
In 1784, Rust wrote two sonatas, one in F sharp minor, the other in B flat minor.
"The Pianoforte Sonata" by J.S. Shedlock
Rough cut surfaces will rust.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
The rat moved along the rusted steel rail that ran the length of the huge tunnel.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Scrape away the rust, Duncan, and see if it is made of copper.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
Metals, then, that do not rust, are incapable of spontaneous oxydation, either by air or water?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Rusted heaps of broken cars were scattered about.
"Lease to Doomsday" by Lee Archer
An' over in the far corner I found some rusted iron rings fastened to big staples set deep into a post in the wall.
"The Radio Boys with the Revenue Guards" by Gerald Breckenridge
For thirteen dollars a month he marched and fought while his plow rusted in the shed and his cattle called to him from their stalls.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
A short distance before they reached the wreck they passed a rusted steel framework.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine

In poetry:

My enemies both reared and kicked,
I could only wait and trust;
But good men defended my cause,
Like Doctors Hartzell and Rust.
"From Degradation Through Supplication To Education. The Negro." by Frank Barbour Coffin
And there, like other moss and rust,
The native dweller clings,
And keeps, in uninquiring trust,
The old, dull round of things.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Their armour shall not dull nor rust,
Their flesh shall not decay,
For Tarrant Moss holds them in trust,
Until the Judgment Day.
"Tarrant Moss" by Rudyard Kipling
Bring forth your riches; let them go,
Nor mourn the lost control;
For if ye hoard them, surely so
Their rust will reach your soul.
"The Widow With The Two Mites" by George MacDonald
The fatal touch awaits them all
That turns the rocks to dust;
From year to year they break and fall,--
They break, but never rust.
"The Lyre Of Anacreon" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
His sword is rusting in its sheath,
His flag furled on the wall;
We'll twine them with a holly-wreath,
With green leaves cover all.
"Christmas Comes Again" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard

In news:

Music ranging from the glistening,glittering to the rusted and crusted.
A year ago, the one-acre site overflowed with rusting cars.
Inspectors find ice machine mold, rust and roaches in restaurants.
Notice the weathering with MIG pastels and the rust effect on the tailpipes.
Just a few days ago, Asian soybean rust was confirmed in Illinois, the northernmost sighting this year.
Watson Shaking Off Rust, One Off Lead.
The '68 Valiant is in relatively great shape with a few minor dents and minimal rust.
As they tackled the job of winterizing their lakeside cabin in northwest Wisconsin, Gary and Nancy Sonnee knew they would have to replace the rusted, 35-year-old water heater.
Guaranteed not to freeze or rust, even if livestock don't drink from them.
Recently joined the vice president/development staff as the webmaster for Rust College.
Testing Hybrids and Tossing Sandals in the Fight Against ' Wheat Rust '.
Example of wheat rust .
"Rust and Bone 's" Marion Cotillard on Blockbusters vs Independents and the Role of Marine Parks.
French actress Marion Cotillard stars in "Rust & Bone ".
Hyde Park on Hudson, Quartet, Rust and Bone , and more.

In science:

However, this has not been demonstrated by observations [Rust et al., 2008]. A fourth possibility, recently suggested by Lockwood et al. [2009a, b], is that flow speed variations in the solar wind above 2.5R⊙ could lead to an increase in the unsigned radial flux at increasing distance from the Sun.
A Non-potential Model for the Sun's Open Magnetic Flux
Their ejection is a natural limiting mechanism for the build-up of currents in the corona [Bieber and Rust , 1995], acting on a timescale much faster than resistive dissipation.
A Non-potential Model for the Sun's Open Magnetic Flux
Bernasconi PN, Rust DM, Murphy GA, Eaton HAC (1999) High resolution polarimetry with a balloonborne telescope: the Flare Genesis experiment.
Astronomy in Antarctica
In the Skylab era, CMEs were referred to as coronal transients, and it could still be questioned if they were “incidental to flares or whether they reveal some thing fundamental about the energy release process ” (Rust et al. 1980).
High-Energy Aspects of Solar Flares: Overview of the Volume
The walls to the pores comprised nanocrystals of iron compounds, chiefly of FeS (Wolthers et al 2003) but including greigite, vivianite, and green rust occupying a silicate matrix.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Current sheet models (e.g., Heyvaerts, Priest and Rust, 1977) of solar flares predict the existence of a preheating phase (see also the review by Gaizauskas, 1989).
Relative timing of solar flares observed at different wavelengths
Rust, Simnett and Smith (1985) report observational evidence for thermal conduction fronts seen in SXR images.
Relative timing of solar flares observed at different wavelengths
Observations indicate that the Moreton wave also has co-spatial signatures in the corona known as the X-ray disturbance or wave (e.g., see Rust & ˇSvestka 1979; Khan & Aurass 2002; Narukage et al. 2002), and the lifetime of the X-ray wave is usually less than 10 minutes.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
For the first time, Rust & ˇSvestka (1979) noticed the propagating phenomenon in soft X-ray when studying an event that was observed by the Skylab.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
Obviously, the faster one is the disturbance caused by the fast shock in the corona, and it is quite likely to account for the X-ray waves reported by Rust & ˇSvestka (1970), Khan & Aurass (2002), and Narukage et al. (2004).
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration