- The slide rest tool should always be resharpened to take the finishing cut, with which, for wrought iron or steel, soapy water with soda in it should be used, the soda serving to prevent the dripping water from rusting the parts of the lathe. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- The wearing out in the one case does not seem to be more destructive than the rusting out in the other. - "Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business", Scott, Walter Dill.
- I have had little to do but to polish up brass work and keep the metal from rusting. - "When London Burned", G. A. Henty.