The hinge was oiled and didn't squeak because the friction had been reduced.
When the current passed, the friction was felt to increase, and the effect of sending a rapidly undulating current through the arrangement was to produce a sound.
Finally, Rumford reviewed all the sources from which the heat might have been supposed to be derived, and concluded that it was simply produced by the friction, and that the supply was inexhaustible.
The receiver was based on the change of friction produced by the passage of an electric current through the point of contact of certain substances in relative motion.
Fourteen years of friction and struggle followed.
These events and the friction caused by mutual complaints of infringements of the treaty stirred up public opinion in Turkey, and the British ambassador lent his support to the war party.
In all cases there is a general tendency for other forms of energy to be transformed into heat on account of the friction of rough surfaces, the resistance of conductors, or similar causes, and thus to lose availability.
The close agreement between the results at least indicates that "the amount of heat produced by friction is proportional to the work done and independent of the nature of the rubbing surfaces."
Barrel cranes are usually fitted with band brakes, consisting of a brake rim with a friction band placed round it, the band being tightened as required.
This argument has caused a considerable amount of friction between us.
Laura sensed the friction between her friends as soon as she walked in the room.
Many swimmers shave their legs to reduce friction against the water so that they are able to swim faster.
The relational friction between my father and I has reached an unbearable point.
Zach was beginning to feel weary from the constant friction between him and his coworkers.
I slid the book towards her, but it did not reach its destination, due to its friction against the carpet.
Money can be a great cause of friction between spouses.