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  • Abrasion (dental), the loss of tooth structure by mechanical forces from a foreign Abrasion (geology), mechanical scraping of a rock surface by friction. — “Abrasion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • However, this is not necessary as any two solid materials that repeatedly rub against each other will tend to wear each other away (such as softer shoe soles wearing away wooden or stone steps over decades or centuries or glaciers abrading stone valleys). — “Abrasive - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Plastic kitchenware can be abraded by washing and scrubbing [2] Molded automotive parts can be abraded by contact with people and gravel[3]. — “Abrasion (mechanical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • He examined the ground, but there was no stone visible, and on again looking at the bark he concluded that it had not been done with a stone at all, because the abraded portion was not cut. — “After London; or, Wild England” by Richard Jefferies
  • Stale smoky air hung in the study with the smell of drab abraded leather of its chairs. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • Here, with keen edges and smooth curves, were forms in the exact likeness of those he had seen abraded and time-eaten on the walls. — “Jude the Obscure” by Thomas Hardy


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