Emery-powder

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Emery-powder ground emery
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esmeril, emeril—Low L. smericulum—Gr. smērissmaein, to rub.

Usage

In literature:

NAXOS (14), an island of the Cyclades, in the AEgean Sea, famed for its marble, and exports salt and emery powder.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
She wondered what emery-powder cost.
"A Great Emergency and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
The Greek artists likely used powdered emery and copper drills.
"Scarabs" by Isaac Myer
Take shellac varnish, one-half gallon; lampblack, five ounces; powdered iron ore or emery in fine powder, three ounces.
"Paper and Printing Recipes" by J. Sawtelle Ford
It is not uncommon for the emery powder used in polishing glass to take more than an hour to sink one foot.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
Free use of diamond powder and emery wheel dust are more often responsible.
"Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches" by Walter J. Kleinlein
The lap is fed with a mixture of emery powder and oil.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8" by Various
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In news:

Parked among the Mid-Missouri Corvette Club's Corvettes, Shari Emery's powder blue 1964 Mustang stood out.
Powder puff football "kicked off" Wednesday night at the Emery High School football field.
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