• WordNet 3.6
    • n abrasiveness the quality of being sharply disagreeable
    • n abrasiveness the roughness of a substance that causes abrasions
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In literature:

When he fell he got an abrasion of the cheek.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
The numbness of his abrasions and bruises was wearing off.
"Sundown Slim" by Henry Hubert Knibbs
They are rusted and abrased.
"A Day's Tour" by Percy Fitzgerald
What is more, the artificial abrasives do not injure the lungs of the operatives like sandstone.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The average loss by abrasion of coin is estimated by Professor Bowen at one per cent.
"The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2" by Various
It's nothing but an abrasion.
"Tom Slade on Mystery Trail" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
No doubt its only use was as an abrasive, after being pounded fine.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
It was a series of wild drops, of blood-curdling escapes, of slips and recoveries, of bruises and abrasions.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Otherwise by constant abrasion they would get so blunted as to fail in their penetrating and seizing power.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
The inner walls are lined with hard abrasive surfaces.
"Northern Nut Growers Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-First Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association

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:

Studies show that whitening toothpastes mostly work by using abrasives to scrub off stains.
Norton Abrasives (of Saint-Gobain Abrasives) is upgrading its "Better" tier of metal fabricating abrasives products for portable grinding applications.
Metal Fabricating Abrasives Products Feature Zirconia Alumina Grain.
The defense questions the nurse's motives and calls her "abrasive, confrontational".
It permits the bonding of engineered Kalocer protective linings to components used in dynamic situations and subject to abrasion and corrosion.
Doug Stanhope's abrasive approach has made him an underground comedy favorite.
To alter law on abrasive stockpiling.
Steer clear of bleach or abrasive cleaners on refinished or re-glazed tubs, tiles and grout.
Steer clear of beach or abrasive cleaners, and avoid dripping faucets and leaving down wet rubber bath mats – which could wear down the finish over time.
At first you might be turned off by the abrasiveness of the bartenders, who don't act warm and friendly, especially when you order Bloody Mary s.
Angela Merkel in his campaign for 2013 elections, losing poll support with his abrasive style and a row over his lucrative speaking engagements.
This dense ceramic outer shell is impermeable to water, and resists impact, abrasion, chemicals, and fire.
All the kits remove the cloudy surface of plastic lenses by using abrasives.
Coated abrasive fiber disc safety.
Revision of G195 - 08 Standard Guide for Conducting Wear Tests Using a Rotary Platform, Double-Head Abraser.

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