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Eat away   /it əwˈeɪ/   Listen
Eat away

Remove soil or rock.  Synonyms: erode, fret.
Wear away or erode.  Synonym: fret.

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"Eat away" Quotes from Famous Books

... seems cheap as dirt. It turns the whitest shirt brown in half an hour, it creeps into the works of your watch and your bowels. It lies in a layer mixed with flies on the top of your rations. The white ants eat away the flaps of the tents, and the men wake up covered with dust, like children in a hayfield. Even mules die of it in convulsions. It was in this land that the ostrich developed its world-renowned digestive powers; ...
— Ladysmith - The Diary of a Siege • H. W. Nevinson

... into an overgrown water-course (very much like the one in which I used to sleep and eat away back by the artillery big gun). Here were willows and brambles with ripe blackberries, and wild-rose bushes with scarlet hips. "Just like ...
— At Suvla Bay • John Hargrave

... neglected even the prudence of a lover. I wonder that I made so blind a bargain. I wonder that I did not ask him, before it was too late, what his conversation with Margaret Murchie in the garden had meant and what secret it was that lurked like a clawed creature of the night, ready to eat away, bit by bit, the happiness ...
— The Blue Wall - A Story of Strangeness and Struggle • Richard Washburn Child

... beneath the pain, lady," he said, "for if it has not already passed into your blood, this salve will eat away the poison ...
— Elissa • H. Rider Haggard

... boy,' as I shot to the door arter him, 'if that hole ain't big enough for you, eat away till it is, ...
— The Attache - or, Sam Slick in England, Complete • Thomas Chandler Haliburton

Words linked to "Eat away" :   corrode, damage, rust, wash

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