eating away

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Noun1.eating away - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)eating away - (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
chatter mark - marks on a glaciated rock caused by the movement of a glacier
ablation - the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers
attrition, corrasion, detrition - erosion by friction
beach erosion - the erosion of beaches
geologic process, geological process - (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified
deflation - (geology) the erosion of soil as a consequence of sand and dust and loose rocks being removed by the wind; "a constant deflation of the desert landscape"
planation - the process of erosion whereby a level surface is produced
soil erosion - the washing away of soil by the flow of water
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They feed and pamper the vermin who are eating away the foundations of the country, and, damn it all, when we put a clear case to them, when we show them men whom we know to be dangerous, they laugh at us and tell us that it isn't our department!
There sat Little John eating away for dear life, while the fat steward was rolled under the table like a bundle of rags.
'I have noticed a change in your appearance since the first years of your marriage,' pursued he: 'I observed it to - to that infernal demon,' he muttered between his teeth; 'and he said it was your own sour temper that was eating away your bloom: it was making you old and ugly before your time, and had already made his fireside as comfortless as a convent cell.
Jo, who refused, thinking there might not be enough, for they dwindled sadly after the picking over, glanced at Laurie, but he was eating away manfully, though there was a slight pucker about his mouth and he kept his eye fixed on his plate.
Few, if any, had the temerity to visit old Bukawai, firstly because of fear of his black magic and the two hyenas who dwelt with him and were commonly known to be devils masquerading, and secondly because of the loathsome disease which had caused Bukawai to be an outcast--a disease which was slowly eating away his face.
Minchin's paper, and by this means became a subject of compassionate conversation in the neighboring shops of Churchyard Lane as being afflicted with a tumor at first declared to be as large and hard as a duck's egg, but later in the day to be about the size of "your fist." Most hearers agreed that it would have to be cut out, but one had known of oil and another of "squitchineal" as adequate to soften and reduce any lump in the body when taken enough of into the inside-- the oil by gradually "soopling," the squitchineal by eating away.
For about a minute I was the busiest thing that ever happened, eating away. And then it didn't seem to interest me no more.
The medic apparently pointed out some beverages contain up to 58 grams of sugar per can and the excessive chemicals, including amino acids, B vitamins and herbal substances, were eating away at his flesh.
GRAFT CANCER: Corruption is "a cancer that is eating away the future of our children and scaring away jobs and investments", remarks Chris Kiriba, urging Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji not to relent in his pursuit of suspects.
EATING AWAY Millar still has the hunger for Junior Cup glory That's what is eating away at Millar.
Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal stated, corruption is eating away the country and corruption free Pakistan is our top priority.
Wasim Ali called upon the masses and social workers to wage war against corruption culture which, he said, eating away the fiber of the society.