• WordNet 3.6
    • n abradant a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing
    • n abradant a substance that abrades or wears down
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abradant A material used for grinding, as emery, sand, powdered glass, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abradant Abrading; having the property or quality of scraping.
    • n abradant A material used for grinding, such as emery, sand, powdered glass, etc.
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In literature:

The dead body of Abradates is now found, and his widow Panthea stabs herself upon it.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
Does the enamel grow again when it has been perforated or abraded?
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The skin was abraded; the ankle evidently had been wrenched.
"The Young Ranchers" by Edward S. Ellis
He can jump about and bark and snap, but he only abrades his own throat.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Meanwhile if there were fundamental anxieties to fret one's heart, there were superficial irritations that abraded one's nerves.
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
The name of her husband was Abradates, and he was the king of Susa, as they termed him.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
But so shallow that in attempting to swim there is danger of abrading the knees against the bottom.
"Our campaign around Gettysburg" by John Lockwood
I went to bed very weary, and abraded in places.
"A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories" by Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
The softer parts would abrade faster in the soft stone.
"The Holes Around Mars" by Jerome Bixby
Blood still dripped slowly down the back of his soiled collar, where Benson's neat whelp had abraded the scalp.
"The Man Who Couldn't Sleep" by Arthur Stringer
These masses of slate were originally fine mud; this mud is composed of the broken and abraded particles of older rocks.
"The Glaciers of the Alps" by John Tyndall
At the anterior extremity of this incision there was a deep, nearly square, abraded surface, about an inch across.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
The forehead, just by the margin of the hair, was bruised and the skin slightly abraded.
"Christopher Quarles" by Percy James Brebner
Mg. closely follows this, but the forms are more abraded.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The surface must not be abraded when it is applied.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
Fahr., while the amount of metal abraded was only 837 grains.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
But it is checkered by many seams, and is easily abraded by the elements.
"The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts" by George W. Holley
The soil is formed chiefly from decomposed rocks or ledges worn down by the abrading forces of water and wind, of frost and heat.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
A still later and more abraded stage is also discussed under the head of PRAKRIT.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 4" by Various
Waves abrade the shore and strew the debris worn from it over the lake bed.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton

In poetry:

Sand abraded the milkless lip.
Cried then for the father's blood
Who set wasp, wolf and shark to work,
Engineered the gannet's beak.
"I Want, I Want" by Sylvia Plath
Outlandish as double-humped camels or unicorns,
Grazing at the margins of a bad monochrome,
Beasts of oasis, a better time.
Abrading my lid, the small grain burns:
Red cinder around which I myself,
Horses, planets and spires revolve.
"The Eye-Mote" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

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