worn spot


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n worn spot a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
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In literature:

She knew the history of every nick, every scratch and worn spot.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
Mr. Ponsonby was a middle-aged Englishman, whose diplomatic labors at various courts had worn a bald spot on his crown.
"A Little Journey in the World" by Charles Dudley Warner
At last, worn out and frozen with cold, but still unable to leave the spot, he knocked softly at the door he had left.
"The History of David Grieve" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I knelt once more on the spot that is worn by our knees, and I prayed there for a long time.
"The Dream" by Emile Zola
Every worn spot had a meaning for her.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
Nan was not particularly clean, and her one-piece dress, of heavy blue navy-uniform cloth was old and worn and spotted.
"Kindred of the Dust" by Peter B. Kyne
He had finished his last spot of whisky at noon and had not slept since; he was worn and tired and frayed, even more than she was.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Two sunken and weather-worn stones marked the spot.
"Salem Witchcraft, Volumes I and II" by Charles Upham
About six o'clock, thoroughly worn out, we returned to the spot where the boat was waiting for us.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
The shores of Walden were trampled and worn in spots.
"Four Americans" by Henry A. Beers

In news:

Maybe you spotted mold around the base of the faucet, or foot traffic has worn down the tiles.
Co-owners Drew Gottlieb and Roger Glas opened the "classy but quirky" Colfax spot in October and although the decor is a bit worn, the menu is anything but tired.
Yes, you can repair the finish on worn spots in your hardwood floor.
You sit in your favorite armchair or that comfort-worn spot on your couch.