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Looking for an IT developer role that promises only the most abrasive daily grind and not much else?
(CNET News - Business Tech, )

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But his abrasive style isn't winning the government any friends.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

A police chief in a small Pa. town stirs controversy over his abrasive YouTube videos.
(USA Today - National, )

The abrasive beads, apart from being harmful to sea life, are found in facial scrubs can ruin your skin.
(Daily Mail - Femail, )

New-look England were physical and abrasive in their win over Scotland, says former captain Mike Tindall.
(BBC Sport, )

During the Hour of Code event, Tim Cook talked to the media and made some abrasive comments on Chromebooks.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

The actor's 'Iron Man' screen test paints the character as an abrasive jerk who is a little slimy and dark.
(The Hollywood Reporter - Movies, )

The former President insists that he is a “changed” man: less abrasive, less cocksure and less impetuous.
(The Independent - World News, )

Scotland recover from a sloppy first half to overcome an abrasive USA -16 at Elland Road and sit atop Pool B.
(BBC Sport, )

The pellets, less than 1mm in diameter, are used to make face washes, shower gels and toothpastes more abrasive.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Many tone varietals run through pop music, some poisonously bitter and abrasive, others as sweet as honeysuckle.
(Randall Roberts in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Returning Canterbury prop James Graham has been urged by coach Des Hasler not to change his abrasive style of play.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

A White House official is sacked after being unmasked as the man who wrote an abrasive commentary on his colleagues on Twitter.
(BBC News - Technology, )

Abrasive British Airways boss Willie Walsh’s clothes are now hanging off his diminutive frame after he shed nearly three stone.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Abrasive hooker Stephen Moore should lead the Wallabies all the way to the 2015 World Cup, according to former Test skipper Nathan Sharpe.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Beloved U.S. comedian Don Rickles, the curmudgeonly pioneer of insult comedy best known for his abrasive mocking, has died at the age of 90.
(Jessica Wong in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

With their abrasive characters and often profane language, the plays of Stephen Adley Guirgis aren't crowdpleasers in the conventional sense.
(David Ng in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

Billionaire retailer Solomon Lew is quite happy for the budget to be less abrasive on consumers but business groups say reform must continue.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Adam Voges says he's not against the concept of day-night Tests, adding that his frank observations about the pink ball came on an abrasive wicket.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Calgary's former police chief is condemning Montreal mayor Denis Coderre for his abrasive comments about constructing new oil pipelines in the country.
(Kyle Bakx in CBC News - Canada, )

Musician Jarvis Cocker calls heavy metal band Metallica an "interesting choice" to headline Glastonbury, but raises fears they could be "a bit abrasive".
(BBC News - Entertainment & Arts, )

Spoor grew up in poverty and worked his way to becoming chief executive and chairman of Pillsbury, where he was known as a demanding and abrasive leader.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Pierzynski, of the Braves, has a reputation for being abrasive but is now an elder statesman, approaching the top five on the career list for games caught.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

The 36-year old singer will join the abrasive Taylor family as matriarch Karen’s younger sister Kandice for an unspecified run of episodes later this year.
(Daily Mail - TV&Showbiz, )

Now, he is simply one of the biggest pop stars left, with an autobiographical, abrasive artistic drive undimmed on his latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Rock is more abrasive as a screen presence than Allen, continually riffing away about sex and ready to address everyday racism in as provocative a way as he can.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

The Barcelona winger Pedro is rethinking a transfer to Manchester United over concerns about the abrasive management style of Louis van Gaal, according to reports.
(The Independent - Football, )

Don Rickles, a comedian and actor known for his abrasive humor, died Thursday from kidney failure at his Los Angeles home, according to his publicist Paul Shefrin.
(CNN - Entertainment, )

The Harper decade ends with a tangled legacy: a louder foreign policy, lower taxes, a balanced budget, and an abrasive political style that alienated both friend and foe.
(Terry Milewski in CBC News - Canada, )

EXCLUSIVE: Chewing on parsley and dill, rubbing teeth with an abrasive cloth, and doubling the amount of water you drink can often solve bad breath, according to dental experts.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Jason Reitman drops the sharp and abrasive feel of earlier films such as Juno and Thank You for Smoking in his latest movie, Labor Day, which comes across as The Notebook for adults.
(CBC News in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

SIMON JONES: The abrasive manner in which Victor Valdes and Rafael da Silva were dispatched from the first team dressing room has made United's first team stars reach breaking point.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

When the trial of police commissioner Jackie Selebi ended, prosecutor Gerrie Nel had cemented a reputation for abrasive, in-your-face cross-examination that earned him a new nickname: the Pit Bull.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Akbar Al Baker, the Qatar carrier’s sometimes abrasive CEO, isn’t backing down from his bid for a stake in American Airlines despite opposition from the target’s chief, its pilots and unions.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Toronto FC lost -0 to the New York Red Bulls in an abrasive, ill-tempered game Sunday but still advanced to the MLS Eastern Conference final on the away goals rule after the series ended in a -2 tie on aggregate.
(Neil Davidson in CBC Sports, )

Chamath Palihapitiya has established himself as one of the most prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley—and surely the most abrasive—partly by shaming his own industry for its acknowledged lack of diversity.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

This unique pattern, which would be characterized by the consumption of hard and abrasive foods, may be explained by the differences in food processing in a very demanding environment with fluctuations in climate and food resources, according to a study.
(Science Daily - News, )

If nothing else, the comedy “Army of One” brings back the unself-consciously kooky Nicolas Cage — the one who risks being abrasive for the trade-off of being memorable — after a string of mumbly, monotone performances, mostly in mediocre action movies.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

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