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causing abrasion

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sharply disagreeable

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Coming off her smash hit and first-ever HBO Special, Long Live the Queen, Lampanelli will bring her abrasively funny stand-up to the Festival for two performances in one night at 7 and 9:30 p.
The response is to restrain them in chairs, force tubes through their noses and throats abrasively enough to draw blood, and pump food into their stomachs - a procedure causing excruciating pain.
The renewable crankshaft journal surface is abrasively processed by the flat surface of grinding stone.
In addition to its desiccant action, it works abrasively to rupture insect cuticles, allowing cell sap to leak out.
Nor does time appear to be of much importance to one official, who scoffed rather abrasively and arrogantly at my complaint of having to wait for that "just 10 minutes.
At the moment, moreover, China is less abrasively confrontational with the United States.
Perhaps, the final iron in labeling any Mexicans in the United States "illegal", especially in States such as California, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado, is that these lands were abrasively expropriated from Mexico in the first instance, following the Mexican War, provoked incidentally, by the United States, consequent upon the annexation of Texas by the latter.
Considering Mourinho snubbed Benitez in Europe last season and at the end of the Community Shield last month and has treated Liverpool as abrasively as he might a stain on the sleeve of his famous overcoat I am not holding my breath.
I heard agitated grumbling before Mickey picked up the phone and his answers were impatiently short, very abrasively answering 'warm-up' questions on his life on the road with Jan before we moved onto a new film role he has just completed.
He admitted to me more than once that he almost came to blows with one of the more abrasively opinionated members of the racing establishment.
James Bruce and Sean Ervine bowled abrasively while Dimitri Mascarenhas, less hostile, was full of intelligence.
Exploring a Christian response to various elements in the novel, Fear Not Da Vinci introduces readers to such ideals and explanations for Christians as to whether or not it is okay to read the novel, if Jesus really was married, if Mary Magdalene is pictured in "The Last Supper", if Jesus was merely a man or a God, if women are holier then men, and tactful ways to approach analyzing and discussing Dan Brown's novel with a gentle touch--as opposed to an irrational and abrasively critical argument.
Three years on from the release of their calamitous Fever To Tell debut Karen O's trio still make abrasively interesting noises.
And a sure way to keep those laughs coming is to keep the characters abrasively at odds with one another for as long as possible.
The Grocer asked dairy buyers at the top five multiples to spell out their priorities, plans and hopes for the sector, and how they will achieve healthy sales growth at retail, hand in hand with ensuring the sustainability of a troubled supply chain in an abrasively competitive world