corroding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corroding erosion by chemical action
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Quotations

  • Jesse Owens
    Jesse Owens
    “Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”
  • Owen Felltham
    Owen Felltham
    “Negligence is the rust of the soul, that corrodes through all her best resolves.”
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them.”
  • Milan Kundera
    Milan%20Kundera
    “No great movement designed to change the world can bear to be laughed at or belittled. Mockery is a rust that corrodes all it touches.”

Usage

In literature:

We will show you the fever and the heartache, the corroding care and the panting labor which oppress life in Paris.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
In case the terminals become corroded, rub them with a piece of fine emery cloth to remove corrosion.
"Fowler's Household Helps" by A. L. Fowler
All this they accomplish without corroding the tissues or vitiating the fluids.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The mark was sometimes hard to find, corroded sometimes nearly past deciphering, yet never quite gone.
"The Hills of Hingham" by Dallas Lore Sharp
Inside of mouth corroded.
"Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology" by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
The preparation of a library well calculated to withstand the corroding tooth of time.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
Listening to this mighty scherzo, we know the cynicism that corroded your spirit.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
He is in fact one of the best customers of the establishment, as he is constantly invoking its aid in the petty concerns of his corroded life.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Just how or where fell the first corroding touch he could never tell.
"Phantom Wires" by Arthur Stringer
Impurity crept through his blood like a corroding poison.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
I took a firm grip on the corroded bricks and heaved on them.
"The Adventures of Harry Revel" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
But the symphony of the Berlin dawn is ours now, fraeulein, and have done with intrusive memories, corroding reflections.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
Segregation implied racial inferiority, a "constant corroding experience," as Clarence Mitchell once called it.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
He was corroded by suspicion, and this paralyses able servants.
"Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 1 of 3)" by John Morley
But vice hardens, corrodes, and gives a false hue to the features.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
All my better instincts corrode with the thought of that fish.
"Post-Impressions" by Simeon Strunsky
Moreover, the acids of the root corrode the rocks with which they are in contact.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
We have had no system of life-corroding competition.
"Indian Home Rule" by M. K. Gandhi
On Hill 70 itself the old rusty wire remains, though so scanty as if much had corroded away.
"The Challenge of the Dead" by Stephen Graham
Shells that have been loaded with black powder will corrode very rapidly if not properly and promptly cared for.
"Pistol and Revolver Shooting" by A. L. A. Himmelwright
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In poetry:

And now, so suddenly, she'd left.
What power overrode them?
The parting will destroy them both,
The grief bone-deep corrode them.
"Parting" by Boris Pasternak
Mere pangs corrode and consume,
Dead when life dies in the brain;
In the infinite spirit is room
For the pulse of an infinite pain.
"Satia te Sanguine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hold your words within my heart,
So few, so infinitely dear;
Watching your fluttering hands I start
At the corroding touch of fear.
"Prevision" by Aline Murray Kilmer
Bares its low lintel to corroding weathers:
Across the jut of ochreous rock
Goats shamble, morose, rank-haired,
To lick the sea-salt.
"Departure" by Sylvia Plath
And dost thou ask what secret woe
I bear, corroding joy and youth?
And wilt thou vainly seek to know
A pang even thou must fail to soothe?
"Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt. Canto I. " by Lord George Gordon Byron
O wonderful meeting, on the verge
Of Life and the dark BEYOND!
O wonderful glance from soul to soul
United by tenderest bond!
The one corroded with earth and care,
The other as falling snow-flakes fair;--
"The First Look" by Mary Gardiner Horsford

In news:

Some of the fuel is in a chemical form that will not rust , but the aluminum that surrounds it is corroding, allowing radioactive material to escape.
The saltwater that seaplanes come in contact with can quickly corrode aluminum and other metal parts.
IN EFFECT UNTIL NOV 30, 4:00 a.m. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — The city is mulling the terms of a $4.2 million state loan to replace corroded sewer main s along Eagle Harbor.
"Universal education is the most corroding and disintegrating poison that liberalism has ever invented for its own destruction.".
To keep corrosion under control, remove the corroded panel and replace it with a new panel patch.
Drywall imported from China can emit sulfurous gases, corrode and blacken copper piping, computers and wiring, and possibly sicken family members.
Drywall imported from China can emit sulfurous gases, corrode and blacken copper piping, computers and wiring, and possibly sicken family members.
City officials hope a weight restriction will shelter the wave-corroded section of Rockaway Beach Drive before this winter's storms do further damage to its integrity.
The El Paso Police Department and El Paso firefighters are evacuating a West Side neighborhood after firefighters had trouble repairing a corroded gas line .
The result is that ferrous metal products corrode at a very high rate.
Moisture in a refrigeration system can saturate drier/filters, corrode metal parts, create acids and other problems.
It will take about two years and $54 million to properly replace more than 25,000 Boston "Big Dig" tunnel light fixtures that are corroding due to paint failure.
Broken Arrow police officers and the Broken Arrow Street Crimes Unit cleaned up a corroding meth lab in Adams Creek on Saturday afternoon after a persistent, good Samaritan reported the multiple shake and bake on Thanksgiving day.
The system reduces the risks of freezing and corroding air components.
BRACEVILLE, Illinois — Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of US commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows.
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