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  • Abrasive, annoying, loudmouthed people are included in the mix not by accident but to inject doses of conflict and drama.

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  • Abrasive period brass conferred greater intimations of menace throughout, while leaner strings and darker woodwind added to the sense of melancholy, in Mark's monologue above all.

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  • Daniel Schorr, "The Great Abrasive," has died, at age 93.

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  • Abrasive wear on equipment may put the plant out of operation indefinitely and also cause damage to a major investment in new equipment installed as part of the current plant upgrading.

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  • Bad mix: Abrasive as he could be, Snyder inspired great loyalty among his top editors -- mainly, they say, because he was good.

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  • Yet when asked to describe his style shortly before he became the union's president in 2002, Gettelfinger barked: "Abrasive."

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  • Whether I was too nice is of course your opinion but I will run sandpaper over my claws before typing the next answer, the better to be stern, snarkly and abrasive sounds like good agency name doesn't it: Stern, Snark and Abrasive?

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  • Abrasive cleaners such as SOS pads are not good for glass, and never should be used on crystal.

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  • Abrasive powders and scouring of all sorts are bad for china.

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  • Abrasive punk genius Mark E Smith returns with a more complex Fall sound.

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