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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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The tabular abraders or hones are either pieces of stone slabs that have been worn smooth or thin cobbles worn flat from use, usually on one side only.
Porites coral abraders were also common and probably used in fishhook manufacture (see Allen 1992; Rolett and Conte 1995:218,220).
Glenrose also contained a barbed bone point, several antler wedges and some rough groundstone abraders which foreshadow the later importance of woodworking and fishing.
* Abraders for performing smoothing operations on corrugated panels.
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