smoothing iron

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n smoothing iron home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Smoothing iron an iron instrument with a polished face, for smoothing clothes; a sadiron; a flatiron.
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Usage

In literature:

I don't think a hot iron would smoothe it.
"Queer Stories for Boys and Girls" by Edward Eggleston
Are there no smoothing-irons in the world?
"The Home" by Fredrika Bremer
Pull all canvas smooth, throw guys toward square iron, and pull bottom edges even.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
You keep carrying them away and ironing them out nice and smooth, without bothering me to tell you.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Lea's face was ironed smooth by the light, beautiful and young, a direct contrast to everything else on this poisonous world.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
The iron was worn smooth; and I knew that the rock was as slippery as glass.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
The smoothing manipulation for the wrinkles is probably better explained as an "ironing out" motion.
"The Woman Beautiful" by Helen Follett Stevans
Mix these well and smoothly with half a pint of water, and pour it into an iron saucepan.
"Handbook of Embroidery" by L. Higgin
The rock was like smooth red iron.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Andrews handed him a smooth iron bar, about four feet in length.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
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In poetry:

"I 'm sick at heart of craft and cant,
Sick of the crazed enthusiast's rant,
Profession's smooth hypocrisies,
And creeds of iron, and lives of ease.
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But list ye me—on the lone high seas,
As the ship went smoothly on,
It chanced, in the silent second watch,
I sate on the deck alone;
And I heard, from among those iron chests,
A sound like a dying groan.
"The Old Man's Story" by Mary Botham Howitt

In news:

Which is why Remington's new flat iron is perfect for summer—while you can use it on dry strands, it's formulated to work on wet hair, so you can go straight from soaking wet to shiny and smooth without dealing with a blow dryer.
The new irons deliver longer-lasting curls with a smooth, silky, shiny finish.
THE LOOK Whereas curling irons can have a wide margin of error—leaving you with awkward crimps or droopy waves—"Hot rollers guarantee smooth, refined curls," says Stegerhoek.
WORD FOR TODAY BOYS AND GIRLS IS IRON AS IS THE B. H HIT ME WITH A SMOOTH .
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In science:

Even postulating a significant contribution from elements heavier than iron (up to uranium ) cannot explain the smooth continuation all the way up to the ankle.
High-energy Cosmic Rays
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