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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 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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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, )

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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