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abrade -- as in: abrasion of the rubber
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as in: abrasion of the rubber Define
wear away by rubbing
  • We’re convinced the skid marks are from her car because the rubber abraded from her tires is consistent with the length of the skid marks that lead to the crash.
  • And then Liv, too, must be misremembering the scene, for she’s been equally grateful and then nervous, no doubt abraded by this rough brush with mortality.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • She could not believe that she was now kneeling on the hurtful, abrading concrete, drawing her children toward her so smotheringly tight that she felt that their flesh might be engrafted to hers even through layers of clothes.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • His hands were abraded and exhausted, but he listened to his heart.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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  • Whether from terror or courage, Cosette had not breathed a sound, though her hands were a little abraded.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In a blink, she gulped down the rabbits and then licked clean the stone with the organs, abrading the slate with the barbs on her tongue.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Stale smoky air hung in the study with the smell of drab abraded leather of its chairs.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • 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.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • An involuntary groan escaped him as his fingers popped back into their sockets, and as his abraded tendons and crushed cartilage regained the fullness of their proper shapes, and as the flaps of skin hanging from his knuckles again covered the raw flesh below.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He was mounted on a traditional Haitian saddle, made of straw, designed, it would seem, to abrade the backs of donkeys and ponies until they bled.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains

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  • The rain had been heavier here, and all foot and horse tracks made previous to the storm had been abraded and blurred by the drops, and they were now so many little scoops of water, which reflected the flame of the match like eyes.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • …has to be done) the poor little girl lying half in the closet and half out of it, seeing black stars dancing in front of everything, a sweet, faraway buzzing, swollen tongue lolling between her lips, throat circled with a bracelet of puffed, abraded flesh where Momma had throttled her and then Momma coming back, coming for her, Momma holding Daddy Ralph’s long butcher knife (cut it out i have to cut out the evil the nastiness sins of the flesh o i know about that the eyes cut out your…
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • The clean cuffed hand holds up an abraded stick.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The familiar sensation of an abraded shin recalled his dazed faculties.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  A Horseman in the Sky
  • Their laughter, shouts, and squeals of delight abraded his nerves and sparked in him an irrational anger.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • He had a moment to register the feel of her skin under his hands, …abrading against the urgent need to mate.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Stoddard, dazed, bruised, abraded, was back in the tonneau struggling up with Uncle Pros’s assistance.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • They were in throwing range as he finished reloading, and a stick struck him on the forehead and brought blood in abraded drops.
    Stephen King  --  The Gunslinger
  • My heart turns rough; it abrades my side like a file with two edges: one, that I adore his magnificence; the other I despise his slovenly accents—I who am so much his superior—and am jealous.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Here, in this room, are the abraded and battered shells cast on the shore.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Maybe the tape’s old and abraded.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • But a life on horseback, in hot sun and dry wind and the nip of winter, had already begun to abrade the smooth, hard planes of youth and bless him with a pleasantly worn and appealing face that spoke of deep experience and rural wisdom.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Standing before this abraded pile, the eye regarded its present usage, the mind dwelt upon its past history, with a satisfied sense of functional continuity throughout—a feeling almost of gratitude, and quite of pride, at the permanence of the idea which had heaped it up.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • I am not sinuous or suave; I sit among you abrading your softness with my hardness, quenching the silver-grey flickering moth-wing quiver of words with the green spurt of my clear eyes.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Mounting higher, darkness blew along the bare upland slopes, and met the fretted and abraded pinnacles of the mountain where the snow lodges for ever on the hard rock even when the valleys are full of running streams and yellow vine leaves, and girls, sitting on verandahs, look up at the snow, shading their faces with their fans.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
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as in: suffered an abrasion Define
area where the skin is torn or worn off or: erosion by friction
as in: abrasion of the rubber Define
wear away by rubbing
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