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Another specimen of sandstone is friable, of a light flesh-red colour, and apparently composed of the debris of granite.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
At B will be observed the employment of masonry to strengthen the crumbling walls of the friable tufa.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
They are sometimes very friable, sometimes very hard; and some that are friable when they first fall, become hard afterwards.
THE RAIN CLOUDANONYMOUS
The top-spit earth from an upland pasture, loamy, friable, and well reduced; 3.
THE DIFFERENT MODES OF CULTIVATING THE PINE-APPLEJOHN CLAUDIUS LOUDON
The bottoms are of rich friable earth, and afford grass of various kinds, among others that of red clover.
EARLY WESTERN TRAVELS 1748-1846, VOLUME XXXJOEL PALMER
Tan, or tannin, as it is more correctly called, is a substance of a friable texture and a highly pronounced but hygienic odour.
MR. PUNCH'S HISTORY OF MODERN ENGLAND VOL. IV OF IV.CHARLES L. GRAVES
At Whitecliff Bay the fossils are, unfortunately, very friable.
THE GEOLOGICAL STORY OF THE ISLE OF WIGHTJ. CECIL HUGHES
Oxy-cellulose, a white friable powder, is produced by means of strong mineral acids.
THE MANUFACTURE OF PAPERROBERT WALTER SINDALL
The ground presents a great many friable rocks of pudding-stone, distributed in irregular strata.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
The best ground for this plant is an open, somewhat friable clay, mingled with sand and mould.
A DICTIONARY OF ARTS, MANUFACTURES AND MINESANDREW URE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO FRIABLE

  • assuasive
  • crumbly
  • demulcent
  • ductile
  • emollient
  • emulsive
  • flaccid
  • friable
  • lenient
  • lenitive
  • malleable
  • mitigatory
  • mollescent
  • mollient
  • mollifying
  • pianissimo
  • pliable
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