During their brief but fiery lives, these heavyweights spew out intense ultraviolet radiation and fierce winds that eat away
at the mother cloud and expose newborns that had been swaddled inside.
As chlorofiuorocarbons and other chemical pollutants eat away
the stratospheric ozone layer, scientists have been expecting to see a strengthening in the intensity of UV rays reaching Earth's surface.
The powder proved so hard that it began to eat away
at the mortar and pestle.
The low elevations may have allowed relatively shallow oceans to eat away
at the bases of these volcanoes.