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Affriction  n.  The act of rubbing against. (Obs.)

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"Affriction" Quotes from Famous Books

... because I formerly suspected that the Impurity of the Metall might have been the only Cause of what I have divers times obferv'd in wearing Silver-hilted Swords, Namely, that where they rubb'd upon my Clothes, if they were of a Light-Colour'd Cloath, the Affriction would quickly Black them; and Congruously hereunto I have found Pens Blackt almost all over, when I had a while carri'd them about me in a Silver Ink-case. To which I shall only add, that whereas in these several Instances of Denigration, the Metalls are ...
— Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664) • Robert Boyle

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