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tuhng stuhn

  • n  a heavy grey-white metallic element; the pure form is used mainly in electrical applications; it is found in several ores including wolframite and scheelite

  • Columbia's Professor Colin Garfield Fink, who gave Industry a chromium-plated shield against rust, last week took out a patent for a tungsten-plated shield.
  • Professor Colin Garfield Fink of Columbia, who invented the drawn tungsten filament for electric light bulbs and developed the first commercial process of plating automobile .
  • As an alternative, "get-the-lead-out" advocates want hunters to start using copper, bismuth, tungsten, steel, tin, and other alloys in their bullets.
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  • Robert Morgenthau in Reuters
    There was an order for 30,000 metric tonnes of tungsten that would take care of every refrigerator in the Middle East and then some,Morgenthau told the paper on Sunday.
  • Mike Babcock in Canada.com
    We didn't have a (hockey) rink up in Tungsten, but we had an indoor, two-sheet curling strip,said Mike Sr. "In March, we'd flood it smooth and give it to the kids. The kids at that little townsite skated there for 2 1/2 months every year."
  • Andrew Murphy in Courier Mail
    Scorpion is a serious horse and he can be ridden anywhere (in a race). He can make the running, he can be ridden off the pace,Murphy said. "Mahler prefers pace, but you've got Amanda Perrett's horse (Tungsten Strike) and he makes the...

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