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  • The others heard it then—an abrasive slithering, distant and growing louder.
  • A new sound began to impress itself on them: a muted whisper, a hissing, an abrasive slithering.

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  • The abrasive sound of their passage increased.
  • For as long as a forward edge of a worm’s ring segment was held open by a hook, open to admit abrasive sand into the more sensitive interior, the creature would not retreat beneath the desert.

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as in: abrasive personality Define
direct in a disagreeable, insensitive manner
as in: rub with an abrasive Define
a substance that wears down another surface (abrades)
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