Usage examples for erode

  1. Atrophy from the pressure of an aneurysm or of a simple tumour may erode the whole thickness of a bone, or may thin it out to such an extent that slight force is sufficient to break it. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. This limit of the level of the sea beneath which they cannot erode is known as baselevel. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  3. The ideal sella turcica for the ideal pituitary type is a large room in which the gland may grow and reach its maximum size and so its maximum function, without needing to exert pressure or destroy and erode bone in front of it, to the side of it or behind it. – The Glands Regulating Personality by Louis Berman, M.D.
  4. It has been, and is being, created by sediments from the many torrents that erode the interior mountains. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White
  5. Or erode or whatever you call it. – Pee-Wee Harris Adrift by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  6. Resort to deficit financing in prosperous times could easily erode international confidence in the dollar and contribute to inflation at home. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  7. It would take a lot of time to erode away that much massive stone. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  8. This, too, the Atlanteans hoped, was new- a synthetic which air- friction would erode away, molecule by molecule, so rapidly that no perceptible fragment of it would reach ground. – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  9. Since rivers are known to erode their beds and banks, it is a fair presumption that, aided by the weather, they have excavated the valleys in which they flow. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  10. Exposure of roots is also sometimes effected by winds displacing sandy soils liable to shifting in dry weather, and the resulting wilting of the plants thus exposed at their roots may be supplemented by damage due to the repeated impact of the wind- driven sharp grains of sand, which act like a sand- blast and erode the tissues. – Disease in Plants by H. Marshall Ward
  11. Piedmont glaciers apparently erode but little. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  12. There's a chance that clot will dwindle, erode, and harden up. – The Right Time by Walter Bupp
  13. If the conditions of soil and climate which the grape requires can be found on level land or moderate slopes, such situations are much better than steep declivities, since on these the cost of all vineyard operations is greater and heavy rains erode the soil. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  14. The metaphysical qualities that come into play erode such morning somnambulations. – Eyeshine by Paul Cameron Brown
  15. In this case, however, they are a mark of extreme youth; for, as the trunk stream approaches grade and its velocity and power to erode its bed decrease, the side streams soon cut back their falls and wear their beds at their mouths to a common level with that of the main river. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton