• WordNet 3.6
    • v abrase wear away
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Abrase Rubbed smooth. "An abrase table."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • abrase Same as abrade.
    • abrase Made clean or clear of marks by rubbing.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. abrasus, p. p. of abradere,. See Abrade


In literature:

A slight scratch, abrasion, or even "chapping" is enough.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
The great ribs of rocky sand stretch across the chest scarred and covered with abrasions.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
A less widespread use of feldspar is as an abrasive (Chapter XIII).
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
There was no least abrasion of the frozen surface to afford him a clew to his own trail.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
But now he felt these abrasions not at all.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
Abrasion, wear, irritation by ectoparasites, and other kinds of injury to the skin may play a part in the development of a patchy molt.
"Mammals of Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado" by Sydney Anderson
Continued hammering produces abrasion at last, in the toughest iron.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 81, July, 1864" by Various
They were partly obliterated, either by abrasion, or the action of the sea water, but Cora could see that they formed a name.
"The Motor Girls on the Coast" by Margaret Penrose
It's used as an abrasive.
"The Flaming Mountain" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The sudden arrest of his motion, the abrasion of one of his hands on the gravel, restored him, and he wept with delight.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various

In poetry:

Did I summons the driver? I had no occasion -
The coroner came with his jury instead,
Who found that he died from a serious abrasion -
Both wheels of the coach had gone over his head.
"How Polly Paid For Her Keep" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

0The Kraus Stedi-Flo vibratory pan feeder feeds almost any granular material from abrasive silica sand to very fine granular powders.
A corrosion, abrasion or erosion measure of penetration through the walls of the measured material MPY reports the material loss as an average across a surface and does not accurately reflect penetration by localized pitting.
ISCO Industries is a total piping solutions provider dedicated to supplying high-quality wear-resistant products for the abrasive applications associated with the mining, mineral processing & aggregate industry.
A new metering machine for fi lled PUR is designed with two pistons operating in tandem to feed abrasive fi llers, fl ame retardants, or reinforcing fi bers.
VERITAS LAPPING PLATE is designed to condition or smooth previously ground surfaces such as plane soles, blades and chisels, and is used with light mineral or honing oil and silicon carbide abrasive grit.
Sattex offers marine polishing compounds, available in bricks and sticks, and in six abrasive grades.
The buffing sticks and bricks vary in abrasive strength to remove surface oxidation, minor scratches, orange peel and sanding marks, while enhancing the luster of the gelcoat.
Otherwise your choices are various polishes , which are all abrasive to some degree.
Repeat steps 7 to 16 with the next finer grit abrasive until you are ready for the final polish .
It is designed to be chemical-, abrasion-, and scratch-resistant with a long flex life.
The company primarily produced abrasion resistant mining components for the Southeast region of the United States.
Pearl Abrasive DTL10HPXL Porcelain Blade.
The heavy-duty reinforcement stands up to the rugged wear-and-tear of daily use by resisting abrasions and punctures.
For centuries, calendula has been valued medicinally to treat wounds, cuts, abrasions, rashes and skin irritations.
Harsh abrasives leave scratches in your silver.

In science:

This problem appears to be connected to the quality of crystal surface or to the presence on the surfaces of residuals of the abrasive, non-scintillating, powder used for polishing.
Review of double beta experiments
The HDPM model obtained an improved p⊥ generator taking into account the correlations of hp⊥ i and the central rapidity density and a better treatment of nuclear fragmentation by means of an abrasion/evaporation algorithm [19, 20].
High-Energy Interactions and Extensive Air Showers