• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Emery-paper paper covered with emery-powder for polishing
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esmeril, emeril—Low L. smericulum—Gr. smērissmaein, to rub.


In literature:

When ivory-handled knives turn yellow, rub them with nice sand paper, or emery; it will take off the spots, and restore their whiteness.
"The American Frugal Housewife" by Lydia M. Child
The rounding is carefully done, first with a file and finished with emery paper.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
After the runners are forged, they should be finished with a file and emery paper if not perfectly smooth.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3" by Various
Other materials on paper or cloth are also used, as carborundum, emery, and so on.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Emery paper, use of on the lining pen, 37.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
These must be rubbed down with files and emery-paper.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Emery paper or a burnisher must never be used in removing rust, for it also removes the bluing.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Never use emery paper!
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
But a little emery paper on Bascom's good points wouldn't hurt 'em very much.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
Next, he rubbed it with emery paper, and finished it with a burnisher.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
Emery paper is used to sharpen the nigrivorine erasers and the crayon points.
"Crayon Portraiture" by Jerome A. Barhydt
He attempted to brush it off, and the gritty substance cut into his flesh as if he had rubbed it with emery-paper.
"Dick in the Desert" by James Otis
Then comes the fine emery paper Nos.
"A Treatise on Etching" by Maxime Lalanne
Never use emery paper, pomade, or any preparation that cuts or scratches, to clean any part of the rifle.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
The sphere on each occasion was fished out, redried, and re-roughened with sand- or emery-paper.
"A Study of Splashes" by Arthur Mason Worthington
In reality, it is fine emery-paper that is used; any sand-paper would be too coarse, and produce scratches.
"Sharps and Flats" by John Nevil Maskelyne
Glue is also used in making the match-boxes, and similarly in making sand, emery, and glass papers and cloths.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
Emery paper Papier d'emeri.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas

In science:

When the piano’s sound seems too bright and sharp, piano technicians usually use emery paper to grind the hammer.
Analysis on the relations between piano touch and tone
In this paper, we will use the definition of Ricci curvature for graphs in the sense of Bakry-Emery , as introduced in .
Harnack inequalities for graphs with non-negative Ricci curvature