• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Emery-wheel a wheel coated with emery for polishing
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esmeril, emeril—Low L. smericulum—Gr. smērissmaein, to rub.


In literature:

In grinding the bevel, the chisel must be held so that the cutting edge will be parallel to the axis of the emery wheel.
"A Course In Wood Turning" by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
Here the grain is removed, and the velvet finish secured by buffing the surface on an emery wheel.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 794, March 21, 1891" by Various
The bayonet is polished upon emery-wheels.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 72, October, 1863" by Various
Twist Drill Co.'s Superior Grinder and other Emery Wheel Machinery and Tools.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
After hardening grind carefully on a wet emery wheel, and be sure that the wheel is sharp with a plentiful supply of water.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
The rough grinding is done on a lead wheel supplied with coarse emery and water.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
Among the other necessary articles are a tape measure, cake of wax, pencils or tailor's chalk, tracing wheel, emery, lap board.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
It is frequently the case that an emery wheel will become glazed, due to its extreme hardness.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
The machine adapted as a tool-grinder has six emery-wheels for varying characters of work.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
He does not get a wheel with tripoli, or emery, or buff.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
After the tailstock center is withdrawn, the emery wheel is adjusted for grinding.
"Turning and Boring" by Franklin D. Jones
It is manufactured into wheels, in structure like the emery-wheel, and serves the same purpose.
"Electricity and Magnetism" by Elisha Gray
A knife grinder with a cup-shape emery wheel makes it easier to grind the bevel straight.
"Paper-Cutting Machines" by Niel, Jr., Gray
Politics is an emery-wheel that keeps our wits polished.
"The Genial Idiot" by John Kendrick Bangs
There were nineteen of them, and a few burns from an emery wheel quickly put each one "out of sight".
"Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery" by Clifton Armstrong Howes
If necessary the bases may be ground on an emery wheel until the pot stands true.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox
It is poor economy to use slow-cutting grindstones to accomplish work that fast cutting emery wheels are suited for.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
Stones of a less degree of hardness are cut and polished on a leaden or tin wheel with emery and rotten stone.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
Basils for gaiters are dyed in paddle and fluffed over the emery wheel.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett