• 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