- abraham, plains of,
Origin of abrasion
Examples from the Web for abrasion
It would be injudicious to ride again, or to have an injured hunter ridden again, until such an abrasion has healed.The Horsewoman|Alice M. Hayes
The sudden arrest of his motion, the abrasion of one of his hands on the gravel, restored him, and he wept with delight.The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2|Various
Shelves of oxidized metal will be found smooth enough to prevent any abrasion of bindings.A Book for All Readers|Ainsworth Rand Spofford
The average loss by abrasion of coin is estimated by Professor Bowen at one-twentieth of one per cent.
Is the ground moraine of Figure 87 due chiefly to abrasion or to plucking?The Elements of Geology|William Harmon Norton
Word Origin for abrasion
1650s, from Medieval Latin abrasionem (nominative abrasio) "a scraping," noun of action from past participle stem of Latin abradere "to scrape away, shave off," from ab- "off" (see ab-) + radere "to scrape" (see raze).