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  • You friable shore with trails of debris, You fish-shaped island, I take what is underfoot, What is yours is mine my father.

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  • The remodeling was expensive because the floor tile was friable and contained asbestos.
  • The damp had rendered it friable, and Dantes was able to break it off—in small morsels, it is true, but at the end of half an hour he had scraped off a handful; a mathematician might have calculated that in two years, supposing that the rock was not encountered, a passage twenty feet long and two feet broad, might be formed.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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