• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Polishing-powder polishing material made in the form of powder, as whiting, diamond-dust, &c
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. polir, polissant—L. polīre, to make to shine.


In literature:

Its doors were of powdered lacquer, and bulls and peacocks were wrought on them in raised and polished gold.
"Selected Prose of Oscar Wilde with a Preface by Robert Ross" by Oscar Wilde
Daylight and powder were spent one day in a Polish forest.
"The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen" by Rudolph Erich Raspe
Charcoal Powder will be found a very good thing to give knives a first-rate polish.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
KIESELGHUR, powder used for polishing and in the manufacture of dynamite, formed from shells of microscopic organisms.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Polishing powders are prepared as follows: (1) 4 lb.
"Handbook on Japanning: 2nd Edition" by William N. Brown
To polish varnish, rub with a felt pad, powdered pumice-stone and water.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Oil a rag and dip it in powdered pumice stone and rub hoof vigorously a few moments, and you will have a beautiful polish.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
But when they gave the last polish the women used a powder of the finest sand.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Tripoli (and rottenstone) are used in polishing powders and scouring soaps as well as for filter blocks and many other purposes.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
To give it a polish, rub it over with dry powdered chalk or whiting, using a clean dry rag.
"The American Housewife" by Anonymous

In news:

While taking a break from pre-med classes at USC Dineh Mohajer felt a sudden urge to paint her nails powder blue and began mixing nail polish in her living room.
The ceramic floor tile and powder-coated aluminum perforated panels fronting polished stainless steel at the division of student affairs for New York's Columbia University.
An alternative recipe for homemade silver polish starts with 2 tablespoons of powdered alum and ½ cup of talcum powder stirred into 1 cup of cold water.

In science:

Light guides have been produced by INFN workshop in Florence and accurately polished in a laboratory of CNR by means of suspension of alumina powders in water and diamond powders in silicone oil.
NEUCAL: a prototype detector for electron/hadron discrimination through neutron measurement
This problem appears to be connected to the quality of crystal surface or to the presence on the surfaces of residuals of the abrasive, non-scintillating, powder used for polishing.
Review of double beta experiments