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causing abrasion

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sharply disagreeable

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It is used to modify the mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of the bulk medium, enabling such materials to be used in widespread industrial applications, such as mechanically reinforced plastic (1), abrasively improved rubber, conductive composites (2-6), pigmented inks, and other coating formulations (7-10).
They outline specific steps for these conversations: staying focused, noticing when safety is at risk, staying in dialogue even when angry, speaking persuasively and not abrasively, listening when others blow up or clam up, and turning conversations into action and results.
In two striking unions, the Sphinx interacts abrasively with a lion:
Or it could be put a little less abrasively by contending that, while mission discourse led to an internalized 'self-contempt' and underscored a black inferiority towards whites, it also provided a means of explaining inequalities and (especially in its 'more millennialist versions') a hope of overcoming them (Wardlow, p.
From the widely broadcasted monthly concerts of the legendary Om Kolthoum that saw people from different social backgrounds gathering round a radio to listen to the late singer's latest gems to the abrasively loud melody of Arabic pop music pumping from the stereos of taxis across the country today.
bar]yana has the crow abrasively repeating kau kau, while the cuckoo tuh[i.
In contrast to copper powder particles, the zinc particles can enter the low temperature reaction with oxygen and can abrasively affect the oxidized surfaces [11, 12].
At the Scarlets, the raw but abrasively effective Andy Fenby has been one of the finds of the season, while you would hope the hugely experienced Mark Jones will once again recover from knee damage to force his way back into the frame next term.
Mezzo Liora Grodnikaite was the girlfriend, acting delightfully, though singing a bit abrasively in a role that, from hands more conventional than those of Janacek, would have been for an operetta soubrette.
4) In her second performance of the song, she sings that verse not only emphatically but notably more abrasively and harshly than in the first performance.
Crucial Conversations offers detailed instructions on how to stay focused, how to speak persuasively and not abrasively, how to be a good listener during difficult dialogue, and how to turn these crucial conversations into action and results.
Now, I do not mean to cast aspersions on all Bulgarian police officers, since I have met all kinds in my, admittedly infrequent, run-ins with law enforcement during the past decade: from the polite to the abrasively rude and plain disinterested.
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.
In addition to its desiccant action, it works abrasively to rupture insect cuticles, allowing cell sap to leak out.