Thesaurus / abrade
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Waves abrade the shore and strew the débris worn from it over the lake bed.
THE ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGYWILLIAM HARMON NORTON
Wherever they find calcareous strata to abrade, the water is almost milklike in hue for miles around.
WONDERLAND; OR ALASKA AND THE INSIDE PASSAGELIEUT. FREDERICK SCHWATKA
This is specially the case with Chaffinches and Bramblings: Greenfinches abrade later.
AMONG THE BIRDS IN NORTHERN SHIRESCHARLES DIXON
Genuine amber, when rubbed together, emits a very fragrant odour similar to a fresh lemon, and does not abrade the surface.
In all cases, however, a hard file will abrade the surface of the false stone.
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