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This maltracking of the kneecap is very common, and causes the cartilage around the bone to prematurely wear away.
4 Rain, rivers, or even people digging for fossils wear away at the rock layers to reveal the buried fossils.
Many argue if a hammer has more material, it will wear away more slowly and need to be replaced less frequently, he says.
Plastic is non- biodegradable, which means it doesn't wear away.
These works were designed to agitate, and time has done little to wear away that effect.
Clear Tubular Sleeve (CTS) solves a problem that has been plaguing the pipeline industry for years--making sure that moisture, impact, paint chipping and abrasion don't wear away important identifyng and safety information.
The pounding of the water, that same water, had the strength to wear away rocks.
In the worst case, the bearing might develop rust and wear away, it said.