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Aug 18, 2014
Sadly, a good dictionary does not guarantee good grammer as my last post proves only too well.
 
 
Aug 18, 2014
I have always found that the purchase of a good dictionary to be an incredibly sound investment. I have worn out a few in my time. I suggest a Merriam Webster Collegiate or the Concise Oxford for quality and ease of handling.
 
 
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May 10, 2012
at·tri·tion (-trshn)
n.
1. A rubbing away or wearing down by friction.
2. A gradual diminution in number or strength because of constant stress.
3. A gradual, natural reduction in membership or personnel, as through retirement, resignation, or death.
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(thefreedictionary.com)

The choice is all yours - does the asbestos diminish gradually with every fiber that gets inhaled or are they waiting for the day when everyone who cares is gone?
 
 
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Nov 28, 2011
sorry to sound dumb, but what is attrition?
 
 
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Nov 28, 2011
sorry to sound dumb, but what is attrition?
 
 
 
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