Glass tubes are usually employed, to show the phenomenon of capillary attraction.
You begin to see some of the advantages in shutting off capillary attraction.
The wick, being made of closely-woven cotton, draws up the oil by what is known as capillary attraction.
This is accomplished by what is known as capillary attraction.
Gravity and capillary attraction, as we know them, always act positively; that is, they always attract.
Such are electricity, magnetic attraction, capillary attraction, and the irregular pressure of the atmosphere.
When reversed, as it must be for portability, the capillary attraction keeps the mercury in the long branch.
In capillary attraction we have a power that at once raises fluids above their level.
Because the water is conveyed up through the towel, by capillary attraction.
Then the capillary attraction held the cover in place, as is well known.
capillary attraction n.
A surface force of adhesion that causes fluids to rise along or into solid materials.
capillarity cap·il·lar·i·ty (kāp'ə-lār'ĭ-tē)
The interaction between contacting surfaces of a liquid and a solid that distorts the liquid surface from a planar shape.