A month hence the hakim's knife will find the thing that eats away my life.
It eats away the rock and the dirt and absorbs it into its own self.
It eats away the metal, leaving a scaly residue which crumbles eventually into dust.
Niagara Falls eats away about two feet of rock in a century; the gorge is a good many miles long.
For lack of food nourishes the pestilence that ...