abrasives

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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Bauxite is exported to Canadian makers of aluminum and abrasives.

Chert or flint constitutes grinding pebbles and tube-mill linings, and is also ground up for abrasives.

For the large number of abrasives produced from silica, outside of flint pebbles, domestic sources of production are ample.