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We went at it with the most abrasive cleaning products we had on hand, shaking and queasy, scrubbing until it had vanished.
Then, when it could not be easily wiped off, my industrious husband took the abrasive side of a sponge to it, leaving scratches that looked like a bear had dragged its claws across the surface.Solutions for the stains and scratches pandemic life has left on our furniture and rugs|Jura Koncius|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
If your floor steam cleaner has a scrubbing option, skip that—you don’t want to risk scratching the laminate surface with anything abrasive.
Denim isn’t necessarily the stiff, abrasive straitjacket for legs you think you remember.
That dust is so abrasive, in fact, that it can damage equipment.This high-tech sweeper is designed for super-clingy moon dust|Jack J. Lee|October 13, 2020|Science News For Students
In her newest EP Love Your Boyfriend, she takes the messaging of love songs and places it in an abrasive, sonic package.
The sound of the record, meanwhile, is ideal: not too smooth, not too abrasive.The Band’s ‘Rock of Ages’ Is the Greatest Live Album Ever|Andrew Romano|October 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He stayed away from the gym for a while and came back transformed, abrasive and rude when he had once been polite and respectful.Boston Suspects Tamerlan & Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, From Boxing to Bombs|Michael Daly|April 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There is a sense that House of Cards reflects the infighting and abrasive atmosphere of the political sphere at the time.Rewind: BBC’s Iconic Political Thriller ‘House of Cards’ Still Captivates|Jace Lacob|January 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In contrast to the abrasive and high-handed Zakir, Ibrahim is an admired figure among the insurgents.
Oil or other fluids used on work are apt to drop on it and when wet for a short time the abrasive is useless.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
Old Gilby, the pro, could be abrasive when a bone-head play disfigured the game he loved.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
After abrasive years on a dozen planets and habitable moons, the ugly savageries of Venus had only a quaint charm.Shock Treatment|Stanley Mullen
No amount of the hardest known abrasive will even roughen its surface.The Skylark of Space|Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
Saleratus Bill had carefully removed every abrasive possibility in the two rooms.The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White