Large metallic surfaces (especially external surfaces) are sometimes plated by means of a "doctor," which, in its simplest form, is a brush constantly wetted with the electrolyte, with a wire anode buried amid the hairs or bristles; this brush is painted slowly over the surface of the metal to be coated, which must be connected to the negative terminal of the electrical generator.
The amalgam is first pressed in wetted canvas or buckskin in order to remove excess of mercury.
Tears wetted her face as men in what looked like black tactical SWAT gear entered the garage.
The pipe was fixed in a horizontal position, and along the top wall ran a platinum wire wetted with sulphuric acid.
A pellet of potassium when thrown on water at once bursts out into a violet flame and the burning metal fizzes about on the surface, its extremely high temperature precluding absolute contact with the liquid, exce p t at the very end, when the last remnant, through loss of temperature, is wetted by the water and bursts with explosive violence.