crumble away

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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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Behind it rose the ancient castle, its towers roofless, and its massive walls crumbling away, but telling us proudly of its old might and strength, as when, seven hundred years ago, it rang with the clash of arms, or resounded with the noise of feasting and revelry.
Billy went slowly, displaying extreme caution; but twice she saw him slip, the weather-eaten stone crumbling away in his hand and rattling beneath him into the cove.
It was the perfect time of the year to burn some wood and calmly savour the crumbling away year.
But the ancient Parliament building is crumbling away and needs extensive work done on it if it's not to fall down.
We now see children's centres closing; Surestart and local community centres under threat; our district roads in the Colne/Holme Valleys crumbling away and unfit for purpose with many of our elected representatives choosing 'the Ostrich Syndrome' by burying their heads in the sand.
These sorts of delays can mean a hip crumbling away so a patient can't take a step.
It's not long before Calypso discovers that her father's fragile mental state is cracking; his facade is crumbling away.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is standing on the edge of a political cliff and watching the ground crumbling away near his feet.
The Trust volunteers have tackled various projects in the Gardens, their biggest being the repair of the ancient town walls which had been crumbling away following 40 years of neglect due to lack of funding from the local authority.
While a first-class centre for the performing arts would be a welcome addition to any capital city - especially a divided one whose inner core has been crumbling away for the past 50 years due to neglect -- just to put things into perspective, the 115-million-euro estimate for a building would keep a Foundation like Pharos going with an exceptional annual programme for over 200 years.
But in late August Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1) started crumbling away to practically nothing.
We have valuable railway assets crumbling away, but we just get report after report telling us why things can't be done.
Regarding information in the press that the new Maritsa highway, is crumbling away as it is being built, Plevneliev said such information was exaggerated, but admitted there are some flaws.
With league pioneer Antoine Choeiri moving away from Sagesse, the club he brought to prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the 'Green Castle' was crumbling away with its formerly impenetrable defenses being eroded by caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri's "Yellow Castle" Riyadi, who have turned into not just the dominant force in Lebanese basketball but a regular trophy winner on the continent.
They are also hazardous in their state of erosion, and should never be walked upon on the edges, or climbed, as parts are susceptible to crumbling away at any moment.