Definition of abrades:
Synonyms for abrades:
If a revolving surface abrades so much as to seize and come to a standstill, it will be found very difficult to force it forward, while it will be comparatively easy to move it backward, which will not only release the particles of metal already severed from the main body, and permit them to lodge in the grooves due to the cutting, but will also dislodge the projecting particles which are performing the cutting, so that a few reciprocating movements and ample lubrication will, in most cases, stop the cutting and wash out the particles already cut from the surfaces of the metal.- "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- "In a Little Town", Rupert Hughes.
- "The Elements of Geology", William Harmon Norton.