• WordNet 3.6
    • n abrader a tool or machine used for wearing down or smoothing or polishing
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n abrader Any tool or machine used for abrading; a file, emery-wheel, grinding-, sandpapering-, or depolishing-machine.
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In literature:

The palms of my hands were abraded with gravel.
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
Both his hands had been abraded by the fall.
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
In these channels the waters have chafed, ground, abraded, eroded for centuries which man cannot number.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
No purpose would be served here by recording how much paint has been abraded in one corner, how much added in another.
"The Later works of Titian" by Claude Phillips
Abraded foreheads flushing show the raw, And fistic showers clatter on the jaw.
"Punch Among the Planets" by Various
By degrees, a mound of saw-dust was formed at the base of the pillar, consisting of particles abraded by the mandibles of the bee.
"Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon" by J. Emerson Tennent
Here and there, where the bark had cracked or been abraded, hard-skinned blisters had exuded.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
You think you are touching wood, and your knuckles are abraded.
"Your United States" by Arnold Bennett
They can neither be displaced nor abraded.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 841, February 13, 1892" by Various
That delicate rose-leaf flesh abraded and lacerated!
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill

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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