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abrade

[ə′brād]
(geology)
To wear away by abrasion or friction.

abrade

To wear away or scrape off a surface, especially by friction.
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Abraders for performing smoothing operations on corrugated panels.
Providence, RI 02908 (401) 331-5650 Fax: (401) 331-5685 Types of machinery: Tensile testers, rheometers, viscometers, impact testers, abraders, brittlepoint, test tube alum.
Some contexts yielded tools clearly used in bead-making: flint drills, knives or saws, miniature mortars, sandstone abraders and limestone worktables.
Other equipment in the laboratory includes an elastomer and TPV flocker/extruder line, glass chisel abraders, an Atlas Crockmeter for chemical abrasion testing, vibration test equipment, an injection molding machine, a small scale Ross mixer, chain-on-edge spray equipment, robotic dip equipment, a tumble spray unit, MMD units, a MetalJacket pilot line, an off-line flocker, Instron tensile testers, salt fog chambers, UV cure and coating equipment, freezers and more.
These experiments used tools of antler and stone as percussors, and pieces of coarse sandstone as abraders and grindstones [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 6 OMITTED].