granular material

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granular material

Gravels, sands, or silts which exhibit no characteristics of cohesiveness or plasticity; more permeable than cohesive or plastic soils.
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To exfoliate is to rub a granular substance on your body - pretty harshly - and more or less scratch the dead skin cells off.
Not for human consumption" in his bin, along with a blue, granular substance around his body.
gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/fbi-response-to-reports-of-suspicious-letters-received-at-mail-facilities) statement that a "letter containing a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin was received at an offsite mail screening facility.
The suspicious letter to Obama contained "a granular substance that preliminarily tested positive for ricin," an FBI statement said.
Unstuck is a granular substance that helps tires regain traction in snow and ice.
Calcium bentonites are non-swelling and break down to a granular substance that is used as an absorbent clay.
The Reuters scare follows a similar one last Thursday, when The New York Times received a letter addressed to Editorial Page Editor Andrew Rosenthal that contained a white granular substance.
Yesterday a spokeswoman for North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it appeared a granular substance such as coffee or sugar was left on a lit hot plate on the cooker and caught fire.
However, Fuller ultimately lost his appeal, Forward Pass was officially awarded the race, and Harthill, the attending veterinary surgeon, was fined $500 for ``improper conduct'' after testifying that he spread a white granular substance in Dancer's Image's feed - an act that has never been fully explained.
A preliminary test last week indicated that the granular substance wasn't anthrax, and cultures by the same public health lab in Portland confirmed over the weekend that no anthrax was present.
The anonymous letter, with no return address, contained a threat and a brown granular substance.
Vermiculite is a natural granular substance mined for horticultural products and insulation.