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  • a  of or relating to tension
    tensile stress
    tensile pull
  • s  capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    made of highly tensile steel alloy

  • His best buildings have a delicacy inseparable from their tensile power.
  • The true strength of the Constitution has always been tensile the taut, almost musically tuned cables that suspend and balance the executive, legislative and judicial branches .
  • Finding little information in anatomical literature on the tensile strength of human tendons, Alfred Eugene Cronkite of Stanford University took 294 tendons from corpses .
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  • Patent awarded today to NJIT for novel use of water jets to create high tensile strength alloy parts
    ( New Jersey Institute of Technology ) US Patent Number 8,459,078 entitled "System and Method for Forming of Tubular Parts" discloses a method for using propellant driven water. It teaches a method in which a combustion chamber generates a gas to drive water through a tubular part with sufficient force to mold the part into the form provided by the die surrounding the high tensile strength alloy ...
    June 11, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • Silkworms work with robot to make 3D-printed dome
    (Credit: Steven Keating) Animals can do amazing things, and their behaviors and physical properties have inspired some groundbreaking tech . But what if we could do more with what animals make? Spider silk, for instance, has a tensile strength similar to that of alloyed steel -- and some fascinating potential uses. But the silkworm is by far one of the most productive animals we rely upon. The ...
    June 11, 2013 - CNET

  • Mary Karr in MiamiHerald.com
    I am the kind of person, like my mother, who gave up on having a good reputation a long time ago,Karr says. "I spent so much of my childhood marginalized because of how my family is. You had to develop some tensile strength in your ego or...
  • T Bone Burnett in Boston Globe (registration)
    She's incredibly intuitive,Burnett says. "From the first time I met her, when she was very young, she always knew what was good. Her songs have this tensile strength."

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