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Origin of friable
OTHER WORDS FROM friablefri·a·bil·i·ty, fri·a·ble·ness, nounun·fri·a·ble, adjectiveun·fri·a·ble·ness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH friablefriable , fryable
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Example sentences from the Web for friable
Another specimen of sandstone is friable, of a light flesh-red colour, and apparently composed of the debris of granite.
At B will be observed the employment of masonry to strengthen the crumbling walls of the friable tufa.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
They are sometimes very friable, sometimes very hard; and some that are friable when they first fall, become hard afterwards.The Rain Cloud|Anonymous
The top-spit earth from an upland pasture, loamy, friable, and well reduced; 3.The different modes of cultivating the pine-apple|John 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 XXX|Joel Palmer