Usage examples for exfoliation

  1. Where unworn by contact with the ground, the horn of the sole is shed by a process of exfoliation – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  2. But from the analogy of the appearance I shall retain the more common word and call it exfoliation – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  3. The laminae of this nucleus have not been so much loosened by decomposition; but the application of a ruder blow will produce a still further exfoliation – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  4. This fluid which oozes from these tiny, ruptured vesicles, in connection with the perspiration and exfoliation of old skin, forms heavy crusts upon the face which are both unsightly and annoying. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  5. In addition to these tests, live birth may be suspected from the following conditions: The stomach may contain milk or food, recognized by the microscope and by Trommer's test for sugar; the large intestines in stillborn children are filled with meconium, in those born alive they are usually empty; the bladder is generally emptied soon after birth; the skin is in a condition of exfoliation soon after birth. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  6. An exfoliation of the rock itself, you would call the houses that seem to grow there, so identical is the colour and character. – The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) by Frederic G. Kenyon
  7. In the life of man, as in nature generally, there is a perpetual process of exfoliation as Edward Carpenter calls it, whereby a latent but striving desire is revealed, and the man of genius is the stimulus and the incarnation of this exfoliating movement. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  8. Strange to say, this very exfoliation gave it something of a quite peculiarly desolate aspect. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  9. This is true " exfoliation – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  10. Old enough to know that this exfoliation is entirely natural. – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  11. Ancona, where the poem was written, if its last line is historically true, followed Fano, among whose brown rocks, " elbowing out the purple tides," and brown houses-" an exfoliation of the rock"- they lived for a week on fish and cold water. – Robert Browning by Edward Dowden
  12. It is like that pungent bulb whose odorous energy increases with exfoliation and remains a potent fragrance in the air after the bulb has substantially ceased to be under the fingers. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells