Thesaurus / friable
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They are friable in the hand, meagre to the touch, and difficultly form a paste with water.

In consistency it is generally soft and friable, but hard masses, nodules and bands often occur in it.

The lower part of the mound was built of large blocks of limestone and rubble, held loosely together with friable mortar.

The bed for the seed should be prepared with care and a friable loam is the best for the purpose.

Amber objects are well preserved in water or in peat, but if they have lain in earth, they are darkened and often friable.

Calcined, reduced to a powder, or friable state, by the action of heat.

Their roots run somewhat shallow, and hence sandy or friable soils are not desirable.

It is the core, or kernel, of a much larger block of friable sandstone, worn away on all sides by wind and weather.

StonehengeFrank Stevens

And such bones are usually more or less weathered and friable.

The Vanishing ManR. Austin Freeman

Bonteck loosened the friable soil with the blade of his big knife, and I scooped it out, dog-fashion, with my hands.

Pirates' HopeFrancis Lynde

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