from The Century Dictionary.

  • Worn away; reduced by detrition.
  • Disintegrated; of the nature of detritus.


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  • I have found masses that had been detached in this way, floating many miles out at sea -- long, symmetrical tables, two hundred feet long by eighty broad, covered with large angular rocks and boulders, and seemingly impregnated throughout with detrited matter.

    The Ocean and its Wonders


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