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In grinding, the abrading surfaces are brought very much closer together than in the breaking or crushing processes.

But the waves are perpetually employed in abrading and fashioning the materials already strewed over the beach.

And there is no region in northern Europe where the immensity of the abrading agent can be more vividly realised.

But so shallow that in attempting to swim there is danger of abrading the knees against the bottom.

Cutting and engraving are mechanical processes for producing decorative effects by abrading the surface of the glass when cold.

A bar of steel having sharp teeth on its surface, and used for abrading or smoothing hard surfaces.

Their energy is dissipated in moving shore drift hither and thither and in abrading the bench when they drag bottom upon it.

But as long as there are any stage roads in sight, or signs of abrading wheels, you will find no trout.

When a part was fully developed, the rubbers were cut to smaller and smaller dimensions and the abrading reduced to minute areas.

The levelling and abrading action of water on rock has an entirely different character.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from Latin abradere "to scrape off" (see abrasion). Related: Abraded; abrading.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ABRADING

abrasion

nounscraping or wearing down by friction

abrasions

nounscraping or wearing down by friction
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