Buff-wheel

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Buff-wheel a wheel or stick covered with buff-leather or the like, and sprinkled with emery, for polishing
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. buffle, a buffalo.

Usage

In literature:

This same process employ on wheels and hand buffs every morning, or oftener, as occasion requires.
"American Handbook of the Daguerrotype" by Samuel D. Humphrey
Yellow wheels and red wheels, and wheels that squeak and roar, Big buttons, brown wigs, and many capes of buff ...
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, October 31, 1917" by Various
He was clad in a white sweater and buff leggings, and was wheeling a lady's bicycle.
"Different Girls" by Various
He does not get a wheel with tripoli, or emery, or buff.
"From Sea to Sea" by Rudyard Kipling
He was clad in a white sweater and buff leggings, and was wheeling a lady's bicycle.
"Stories That End Well" by Octave Thanet
She had recognized the girl at the wheel as the blue and buff car had passed her.
"Marjorie Dean College Junior" by Pauline Lester
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