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 eats away men's strength, and lack of victual undermines store of weapons.
Seeming to delight in destruction, it tears down or eats away the checks that are put upon it.
The sea batters the cliffs and eats away the land, and again, forms banks and islands where there had been deep water.
Finally the bottom of the loop is immersed in nitric acid, which eats away the silver at that point and leaves the bare platinum.
No, there is fallen mildew o'er the age, And it is that which saps the Northern life And eats away like poison what is best.
But it drives us, and eats away the life—and yet we love each other, and we must not separate—Do you know what I mean?