• WordNet 3.6
    • n rusting the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
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  • George Whitefield
    George Whitefield
    “It is better to rust out than wear out.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.”
  • 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.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Rest breeds rust.”


In literature:

Come, I will help you over the wall, for the door is rusted.
"Barlasch of the Guard" by H. S. Merriman
An interesting observation has been made on railways that the iron rails, ties, bolts, etc., rust until the road begins to be used.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883" by Various
It turned without much difficulty, and the door fell partly open with a groan of the rusted hinge.
"Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
The rusted tools were found which the men had thrown down so long ago.
"Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae" by Jennie Hall
As his eyes glanced along the steel cables on which his life depended, he saw, to his horror, a spot of rust on one.
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
He is a calendar of ten years, and marriage rusts him.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
To preserve Steel Goods from Rust.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
If rust appears, remove, by rubbing with oil.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
But the edge is rusted so thin that I believe it'll do the trick.
"The Happy Venture" by Edith Ballinger Price
Some of the yards are thick with rusting cans, old tires and miscelaneous rubbish.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration

In poetry:

Wherefore should we rest and rust?
Soldiers, we must fight and save
Freedom now, and give our foes
All their country should—a grave!
"October" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Some swords rust where others clash,
Some fall back where some move on;
Some flags furl where others flash
Until the battle has been won.
"I Often Wonder Why 'Tis So" by Abram Joseph Ryan
He turnit him roun: the man in rust-broun
Was gane, he saw nocht quhair!
At the ha' door he lichtit him doun,
Lady Margaret met him there.
"The Twa Gordons" by George MacDonald
God hath moulded all that God's
Power could mould, from mortal dust;
Flowers and fruits, from clouds and clods,
Life from ruin and from rust.
"Resurrection" by John Bowring
Unasked He fashions us out of clay,
A little water, a little dust,
And then in our holes He thrusts us away,
With never a word, to rot and rust.
"Life" by Madison Julius Cawein
"And set your prow South-western ways
A thousand bright and dimpling days,
And find me lion-hearted Lords
With breasts to feed Our rusting swords."
"The Ballad of Iskander" by James Elroy Flecker

In news:

Finns Won't Prosecute Rust For Illegal Flight to Moscow.
Cleveland Tank's Aluminum DieCleveland Tank's Aluminum Diesel Fuel Tanks can replace rusted Freightliner Class 6 and 7 tanks.
Dumervil first has to show he's healthy enough to play, and Williams has to prove he's knocked off the rust.
A Cleveland neighborhood rises above the city's Rust Belt image.
View Other Anti-Rust Agents companies.
Rust never sleeps at Les Yeux du Monde .
Rusted Root show moved to Lost Horizon.
Rosemary Kallas, James Poccia, Cathy Rust honored for emergency response.
So how does a minor league team in a struggling Rust Belt city sell out 814 games in a row.
I'd hope they'd raise a Rust Belt beer and toast them all.
American Rust By Philipp Meyer Spiegel & Grau, 367 pp.
All the rusted metal has been replaced.
Kenny Britt feels as if he's finally shaking off the rust from being out most of last season and missing chunks of this year with other leg injuries.
The Rust College-Milwaukee Alumni Chapter is hosting the Rust College A' cappella Choir on this weekend at several community churches.
It isn't every Sunday that Ravens reserve quarterback Tyrod Taylor gets some snaps to knock off the rust accumulated as a backup.

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