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  • n  the property of sticking to a surface

  • In both cases, somebody taught the child a rule, but the rule against pushing has a stickiness about it, one that resists coming unstuck even if someone in authority countenances it.
  • What's more, "stickiness is a meaningless measure for sites that sell products," says e-commerce consultant Michael Shostak.
  • Gladwell, whom the Heath brothers revere, writes about "the stickiness factor" but never fully fleshes out what makes an idea sticky.
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  • Engine 1023 is back in black
    Phillip Hibbs, Helt Construction Services, started spraying the Engine 1023 with paint at 5 a.m. When he started, he was in a white jumpsuit. By mid-morning, that jumpsuit had turned black and sticky with paint. By 12:30 p.m., he’d shed that jumpsuit and gone through not one, but two painter’s masks designed to keep the paint off his face. By 1:30 p.m., the heat of the day and the stickiness of ...
    June 27, 2013 - The Morning Sun

  • Jorge Posada in
    Several people have tried to use carbon nanotube films and other fibrous structures as high-adhesive surfaces and to mimic gecko feet, but with limited success when it comes to realistic demonstrations of the stickiness and reversibility that one... Pulickel M Ajayan AScribe (press release) Jun 18, 2007 94673 125837 stickiness I use a lot of dirt, a lot of rosin, a lot of pine tar," Posada said. "It's a feel thing. I don't use a certain amount of anything, though. I like the feel [of bare hands]. I like the stickiness of it and the dirt on the bat. I like to feel...
  • Sam Cordingley in Australian Food
    This price 'stickiness' is a global phenomenon, with the retail costs of food remaining high or adjusting only slowly downwards in most countries around the world at present,Mr Cordingley explained.

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