Usage examples for corrode

  1. " Do not any act manifestly evil; it may grow upon thee, and corrode thee in after- years. – Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  2. Pumps may be used for raising the solution to a higher elevation but unless special material is used in their construction they corrode rapidly and cannot be kept in service. – Chlorination of Water by Joseph Race
  3. They are more deadly than Death, for they attack only the immortal part of one, leaving the mortal to save itself while they blight and corrode the spirit. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack
  4. Mere pangs corrode and consume, Dead when life dies in the brain; In the infinite spirit is room For the pulse of an infinite pain. – Poems & Ballads (First Series) by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  5. You can also use acids to corrode boiler tubes; acid fumes will ruin cylinders and piston rods. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  6. Some cause of discontent, some ground of jealousy or of envy will arise, some suspicion will corrode some disappointment will sour, some slight or calumny will irritate and provoke reprisals. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce
  7. I say, as I thus sat joying in my own happy condition, and pitying this poor rich man that owned this and many other pleasant groves and meadows about me, I did then thankfully remember what my Saviour said, that the meek possess the earth- or, rather, they enjoy what the others possess and enjoy not; for anglers and meek- spirited men are free from those high, those restless thoughts,- which corrode the sweets of life; and they, and they only, can say, as the poet has happily expressed it- 'Hail, blest estate of lowliness! – Marriage by Susan Edmonstone Ferrier
  8. Since the Union of Brussels, of January, 1577, the internal cancer of religious discord had again begun to corrode the body politic. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  9. We'll call it Apple- pie Island and it can't corrode or erode or whatever you call it, either, because it's boxed in! – Pee-Wee Harris Adrift by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  10. She should go now, though; scales are apt to corrode – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  11. At college, in spite of all my advantages of birth, fortune, health, and intellectual acquirements, I had many things besides the one enemy of remorse to corrode my tranquillity of mind. – The Disowned, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. And interests, when they are not looked after, are like the millions of ship- worms which slowly and silently corrode the most solid barriers. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  13. No. If you put them into glass boxes to watch them, they manage to corrode the glass so it ceases to be transparent. – The Raid on the Termites by Paul Ernst
  14. This ink does not corrode steel pens. – Photographic Reproduction Processes by P.C. Duchochois
  15. These unions or couplings are made of different kinds of metal, and put together so that no two pieces of iron come in contact to corrode and stick together; and should it, from any cause whatever, become necessary to take these coils out, it can be done, and the same tubes replaced without destroying any part of them, or damaging any piece so that it could not be used again. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  16. It cost 90 cents per square yard in England, and I have had one cabinet lined with it as an experiment, as there is a probability that the pins may corrode in contact with the rubber. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  17. These have been in use in the museum collection only for the last two or three years, and whether they will eventually tend to corrode the pins is not yet settled. – Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects by C. V. Riley
  18. It will grow richer with age- time cannot corrode it. – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  19. This ceremony symbolizes man's realization of his obligations to less evolved forms of creation, instinctively tied to bodily identifications which also corrode human life, but lacking in that quality of liberating reason which is peculiar to humanity. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda