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- v. Present participle of chafe.
- n. The act by which something is chafed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by rubbing.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. soreness or irritation of the skin caused by friction
Sorry, no etymologies found.
My neck muscles have only grown a bit sore from blowing my nose and the chafing from the rough toilet paper is already starting to heal.
I struggled as best I could, but soon I too was bound in chafing rope and hauled up on deck.
This chafing is bound to act and react, producing divers evils and leading to various misfortunes.
Live fuel, hoisted in chafing dishes at the end of long poles, and being seen at a great distance, serves, by the smoke in the daytime and the light at night, as a better signal for march than the sound of
Her jeans, waist-baring low-riders, were rolled up just beyond her calves until Michael (our serene and tan guide for the day) mentioned she might want to roll them back down to avoid "chafing" - the kind of advice you don't ignore.
A senior British lawmaker confessed to making up the condition known as “cello scrotum” — which relates to chafing from the instrument — after reading about another musically-related ailment called “guitarist’s nipple” in the British Medical Journal in 1974.
Thus, as Houlbrooke and many other scholars make clear, Moulsworth was not alone in chafing at the educational limits imposed on women. [
Apple is contemplating a prepaid unlimited-music option for the iPod and iPhone , but record labels chafing under iTunes' domination of the digital-music market could cut a deal with a company like Omnifone.
'Like the camellia, I suppose,' he replied; and taking his other crutch from Charlotte, he began determinedly to ascend without assistance, resolved to keep Philip a prisoner below him as long as he could, and enjoying the notion of chafing him by the delay.
As a physician, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that if your nipples are bleeding and you are not chafing, that is a time to see your doctor as something more serious may be going on.
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