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  • noun dated Abrasion, abrading.


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  • The breaches were all made in the walls for the assault, and General David Baird was reviewing the troops opposite each such abrasure.

    A Short Review of my Visit to the European Manoeuvres 1913

  • The abrasure he had discovered on the timber upright was the mark of a bullet and a mark freshly made at that.

    The Yellow Streak Valentine Williams 1914

  • My sensibilities had quite a reawakening jog from an incidental abrasure, received by coming in contact with one of the acute angles in the person of Miss Susan B. Anthony, who honored us with her distinguished presence.

    The World As I Have Found It Day, Mary L. 1878


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