sandpaper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sandpaper rub with sandpaper "sandpaper the wooden surface"
    • n sandpaper stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fins of the Spiny Dogfish Shark are sometimes used as sandpaper for wood products
    • n Sandpaper Paper covered on one side with sand glued fast, -- used for smoothing and polishing.
    • v. t Sandpaper To smooth or polish with sandpaper; as, to sandpaper a door.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first product of the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company now known as 3M when it was founded was sandpaper.
    • n sandpaper Stout paper coated with hot glue and then sprinkled with sharp sand of different degrees of fineness. It is used for rubbing and finishing, and is intermediate in its action between emery-paper and glass-paper.
    • sandpaper To rub, smooth, or polish with sandpaper.
    • sandpaper Hence, figuratively To make smooth or even; polish, as a literary composition.
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Usage

In literature:

He was all his grandfather was, only sandpapered, buffed and polished by civilization.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
Thoroughly scrape all the surplus glue off and sandpaper the parts preparatory to applying the finish.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
They were made with sandpaper.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
Poor devil, he was up against the sandpaper side, all right.
"The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch" by Henry Wallace Phillips
Finally he sandpapered his fingers and tried it again.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
The heel is trimmed, and then come the final sandpapering and blackening.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
The child finds great pleasure in touching the sandpaper letters.
"Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook" by Maria Montessori
Move the third brush only 1/16 inch and then sandpaper the brush seat with 00 sandpaper.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
He could hear a faint rasping like the rustle of sandpaper, as they did so.
"The Planetoid of Peril" by Paul Ernst
She refused to sandpaper her muse.
"A Critic in Pall Mall" by Oscar Wilde
There's a built-in safe, but I'm no Jimmy Valentine who sandpapers his fingers and opens boxes by touch.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
If the animal does not stand perfectly, rub the feet on a piece of sandpaper.
"Primary Handwork" by Ella Victoria Dobbs
Griggs will get them out with sandpaper or something.
"I'll Leave It To You" by Noel Coward
Several herds are at work in the sandpaper factory between Elgin and Hewins.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
In polishing manners it sandpapered morals.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
His throat was dry and his tongue rasped his mouth like sandpaper.
"The Ten-foot Chain" by Achmed Abdullah
After these coats have dried, go over the hull carefully with sandpaper, and remove all inequalities.
"Harper's Round Table, September 3, 1895" by Various
With these tools they smooth, grind, and rasp the rock of their beds, using them in much the fashion of sandpaper or a file.
"The Elements of Geology" by William Harmon Norton
They want it all scraped off, then rubbed with sandpaper and a rag and acid applied to put a bit of vim in them.
"The Voice from the Void" by William Le Queux
If it is not flat, sandpaper the high parts slowly with coarse sandpaper.
"Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop" by Harris W. Moore
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In news:

(corner rounder punch) Other: (sandpaper, nails, cash) Finished size: 6" x 4".
Even long-wearing lipsticks have let me down—the color stays put, but I don't like that many of them leave my lips feeling as dry and scratchy as sandpaper.
Sandpaper and paint can turn a pinewood block into the sleek body of a pinewood derby racer.
Fozzy Debut 'Evil Dead'-Inspired Video for 'Sandpaper.
Then cut the sandpaper into strips that are about the same width as the area that you need to sand .
Fozzy Debut 'Evil Dead'-Inspired Video for ' Sandpaper .
In fact, my experience with sandpaper is limited to a sixth-grade woodworking class when I made a toolbox for my dad for Father's Day.
Fozzy Joined by Avenged Sevenfold 's M Shadows in L.A. For Surprise 'Sandpaper' Performance.
Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust.
One pro tells PM that sander would be a more fitting job title than painter since he spends so much time pushing sandpaper.
It features a wide 12" x 18" polishing pad and sandpaper or sanding screen, and is designed to handle both hardwood and tile or terrazzo floor surfaces.
Sanding between coats of polyurethane is tough on sandpaper.
Fozzy Premiere New Music Video, "Sandpaper," Featuring M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold.
To create texture on rind, roll slice over 60-grit sandpaper.
Medium sandpaper (120 to 150 grit).
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In science:

The faces of the fibers were smoothed in steps with sandpaper of various granularities down to a grain size of a few microns.
The Presampler for the Forward and Rear Calorimeter in the ZEUS Detector
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