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Definition of Attritive
Lexicographical Neighbors of Attritive
Literary usage of Attritive
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cruise of the Betsey: Or, A Summer Ramble Among the Fossiliferous by Hugh Miller (1860)
"... term serpentine — Elizabeth Bond and her " Letters "— From Portsoy to Cullen — attritive Power of the Ocean illustrated—The Equinoctial — From Cullen to ..."
2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1854)
"... on the Paris and Lyons Railroad th* use of three descriptions of anti-attritive ointment—namely, one for hot, one for frosty, and one for wet weather. ..."
3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1868)
"The use of attritive force, or of the mechanical reduction of stony materials liy their own attrition; the working of this principle is illustrated by the ..."
4. Physical Description of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land: Accompanied by Paul Edmund de Strzelecki (1845)
"... attritive action of shallow water, before it arrived at its present height above the sea. ELEVATED BEACHES Are disposed, at wide intervals, ..."
5. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1898)
"... the material to be ground was violently thrown from bar to bar, and broken into powder by dint of both a hammering and attritive action. ..."
6. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1846)
"... having a number of conical holes which are to be filled with chalk or a mixture of sand gravel, asphalt, or other attritive material. ..."