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Abrade vs. Sand

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Abradeverb

(transitive) To rub or wear off; erode.

Sandnoun

(uncountable) Rock that is ground more finely than gravel, but is not as fine as silt (more formally, see grain sizes chart), forming beaches and deserts and also used in construction.

Abradeverb

(transitive) To wear down or exhaust, as a person; irritate.

Sandnoun

A beach or other expanse of sand.

‘The Canadian tar sands are a promising source of oil.’;

Abradeverb

(transitive) To irritate by rubbing; chafe.

Sandnoun

Personal courage.

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Abradeverb

(transitive) To cause the surface to become more rough.

Sandnoun

A particle from 62.5 microns to 2 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale.

Abradeverb

(intransitive) To undergo abrasion.

Sandnoun

A light beige colour, like that of typical sand.

Abradeverb

(transitive) abraid

Sandnoun

A single grain of sand.

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Abradeverb

To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks.

Sandnoun

A moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life (referring to the sand in an hourglass).

Abradeverb

Same as Abraid.

Sandnoun

(colloquial) A sandpiper.

Abradeverb

wear away

Sandadjective

Of a light beige colour, like that of typical sand.

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Abradeverb

rub hard or scrub;

‘scour the counter tops’;

Sandverb

(transitive) To abrade the surface of (something) with sand or sandpaper in order to smooth or clean it.

Abradeverb

strike against an object;

‘She stubbed her one's toe in the dark and now it's broken’;

Sandverb

(transitive) To cover with sand.

Sandverb

To blot ink using sand.

Sandnoun

Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent when wet.

‘That finer matter, called sand, is no other than very small pebbles.’;

Sandnoun

A single particle of such stone.

Sandnoun

The sand in the hourglass; hence, a moment or interval of time; the term or extent of one's life.

‘The sands are numbered that make up my life.’;

Sandnoun

Tracts of land consisting of sand, like the deserts of Arabia and Africa; also, extensive tracts of sand exposed by the ebb of the tide.

Sandnoun

Courage; pluck; grit.

Sandverb

To sprinkle or cover with sand.

Sandverb

To drive upon the sand.

Sandverb

To bury (oysters) beneath drifting sand or mud.

Sandverb

To mix with sand for purposes of fraud; as, to sand sugar.

Sandnoun

a loose material consisting of grains of rock or coral

Sandnoun

French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)

Sandnoun

fortitude and determination;

‘he didn't have the guts to try it’;

Sandverb

rub with sandpaper;

‘sandpaper the wooden surface’;

Sand

Sand is a granular material composed of finely divided rock and mineral particles. Sand has various compositions but is defined by its grain size.

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