eating away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eating away (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
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Quotations

  • Marian Anderson
    Marian Anderson
    “Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman.”

Usage

In literature:

They will stay eating the oatmeal because they cannot carry it away.
"Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-catcher After 25 Years' Experience" by Ike Matthews
She put away the Bible, went into the pantry, and got out some bread and cheese for her luncheon, but she could eat nothing.
"Pembroke" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
God grant that he be not far away; I must eat my saddle, if it be so.
"Lorna Doone" by R. D. Blackmore
Love was to her the one cordial which could drive away the eating loneliness of her days.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
I may just as well eat this orange instead of flinging it away.
"The Point Of Honor A Military Tale" by Joseph Conrad
The river is eating it all away.
"Pee-Wee Harris Adrift" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Eat your dinner, eat away, Come and see us every day.
"Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days" by Annie L. Burton
Oxalic acid eats away rust.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
He could not sleep nor eat, his spirit seemed to inhabit his flesh so thoroughly as to do away with the material needs of it.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The soft forms grow rapidly, and eat away the bone, without altering its shape or form.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
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In poetry:

Eating its forage
A wisp of hay;
In the dust of the highway
Munching away;
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
Den wake us up right away toute suite
Lookin' for somet'ing more to eat,
Makin' me t'ink of dem long again,
I wonder your stomach don't get no pain,
Leetle Bateese!
"Little Bateese" by William Henry Drummond
THE three holy kings with their star's bright ray,—
They eat and they drink, but had rather not pay;
They like to eat and drink away,
They eat and drink, but had rather not pay.
"Epiphanias" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But naughty May, she wriggled away
From Sleep's soft arms, and said:
"I must stay awake till I eat my cake,
And then I will go to bed;
With a by-lo, away I will go."
But the good nurse shook her head.
"About May" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"Drink pale sherry and drink red port!
Eat and be merry, for life is short!"
And then he hurried the mate on deck
And tied a halliard around his neck,
While the crew stood by to haul away,
And a hunchback fifer began to play.
"Old Rochon" by Maurice Thompson
Hurrah for the Roma railway! Hurrah for Cobb and Co.,
And oh! for a good fat horse or two to carry me Westward Ho —
To carry me Westward Ho! my boys, that's where the cattle stray
On the far Barcoo, where they eat nardoo, a thousand miles away.
"A Thousand Miles Away" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

The bagel was originally thrown away by the student, in which later, the teacher made her eat the bagel in front of the class.
With the Super Bowl days away Neighborhood Eats visited Kilkenny House resuraunt and pub.
This Saturday, Zumba away all the holiday cookies you've been eating and support a good cause while you're at it.
Homeowner Joe Bono is talking about hungry, wood-boring beetles he says he found eating away at his furniture, turning his new desk into dust.
Dave Liebl was doubtful about building a dam in the middle of a field, but his wife Karen convinced him that something had to be done to halt the gully erosion eating away their topsoil.
"There are weevils eating away at the nation of Egypt," he said, pointing to old regime loyalists he accused of using ...
Bill Wisth is protesting a restaurant in Wisconsin called Chuck's Place because he says that he was turned away from the restaurant after ordering the all-you-can-eat.
Mother Charged After Son's Infection Spreads, Eats Away At His Flesh .
I used the Craftsman to eat away half a two-foot two-by-four—almost an hour of sanding —with nary a blister or tingling finger.
If you eat a lot of fish, likely as not you're eating something that was raised on a farm and hauled in from thousands of miles away.
When done, remove the tacks, throw the shad away, and eat the plank.
Whether you have a diagnosed eating disorder, are disappointed with your body, or use food to take away your pain, you can experience freedom from these toxic beliefs.
With eats that sizzle on the grill (the aroma pulls us in from blocks away), it's no surprise Stick it to Me is in high demand on sunny days.
Grazing is a preferred meal assembly method for many customers, allowing them to assert their independence and design personally tailored meals or snacks to eat in or take away.
In captivity pufferfish rarely eat as much crunchy food as they do in the wild, and their teeth can grow faster than they are worn away.
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In science:

Fig. 5 clearly eat away at the useful signal.
Prototype Detector for Ultrahigh Energy Neutrino Detection
Jesus said: ”They need not go away; you give them something to eat”.
Zeno meets modern science
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