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crumble away

To come apart in pieces. We need to get this wall repaired—the drywall is just crumbling away.
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crumble away

to break away in little pieces. The marble pillar was crumbling away because of the acidic rain. One of my teeth is just crumbling away.
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"The pigeon droppings rot the stonework and the stonework crumbles away," she explained.
It comes off without resistance, almost crumbles away, like lies can, leaving what's underneath, black and festering and cold.
Residents left waiting for six weeks for repairs as road surface crumbles away.
RADIO 2'S JEREMY VINE READS TODAY'S POEM AT mirror.co.uk The darkness crumbles away. It is the same old druid Time as ever, Only a live thing leaps my hand, A queer sardonic rat, As I pull the parapet's poppy To stick behind my ear.
Eventually, the pipe develops leaks and crumbles away.
She forms a relationship with a talented Italian sculptor; yet after years pass, what they had gradually crumbles away. She takes flight again, this time to the American Southwest.
Evelyn Valentino brushes off the warnings of her friends and family not to rush too quickly into her new relationship with an exciting stranger, but bit by bit the gloss crumbles away and the madness driving her new paramour is revealed.
plaster wall crumbles away, exposing a familiar roughness and a slew of
It just crumbles away with the passage of time, making conservation almost impossible." It's a challenge, emphasizes Magidson, that applies to much contemporary costuming.