steel wool


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n steel wool a mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive
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In literature:

Materials: Needles, thick steel or bone; double wool.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
Really fine steel wool will make an excellent blaze if a match is touched to it.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Imports include cotton and silk goods, coal, iron and steel, petroleum, timber, raw wool, cotton yarn and cork.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
If the grain is raised, sandpaper lightly, or rub with steel wool and then with boiled oil.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
The chief imports are steel, wool, sugar, and cotton manufactures.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The skating-cap is 23 inches head-size, and requires three skeins of the dark-rose floss, two balls of gray Angora wool and 4 steel needles No.
"Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet" by Anonymous
The wool market alone covers thirty acres of ground and the iron and steel building cost four million dollars.
"Birdseye Views of Far Lands" by James T. Nichols
But what interested Redbird most were the steel sewing needles and iron cooking pots and calico dresses and wool blankets.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The material most proper for them is floss wool, and they should be knitted with steel pins.
"The Ladies' Work-Table Book" by Anonymous
In some instances this armor consisted of a steel helmet and iron breastplates, and in others of quilted coats of cotton wool.
"American Leaders and Heroes" by Wilbur Fisk Gordy

In news:

Emily Ritz's speaking voice is a few pitches higher than her singing voice, but otherwise the two are uncannily similar: trembling and raspy, but steel-wool-coarse around the edges.
Steel wool is in inexpensive and comes in a variety of grades of coarseness and you can use it all over your house, I'll show you how.
If a screw is too loose, stuff some steel wool into the hole and then replace the screw.
Catch Roaches with Beer, Keep Mice Out with Steel Wool , Demolish Boulders with Fire and Water, and More Country Lore.
Planet chairs in chromed steel, oak, and Kvadrat's Hallingdal wool-viscose in 850, 457, and 200 by Variér USA, 781-444-7745.
Once you've broken through that first layer of dirt, use the steel wool to finish cleaning .
For a waxed floor , the National Wood Flooring Association recommends rubbing water stains or white spots with extra-fine (#000) steel wool and wax.
The jungle connection animates Pino Pascali's steel-wool bridge and chimpanzee imagery.
Pascali's arte povera masterwork, the braided steel-wool Ponte (Bridge), 1968, first shown at Rome's gallery L'Attico.
Send steel up in flames—as long as it's in wool form.
Hot Steel: Set a steel-wool pad ablaze using an ordinary match.
A lion with a heart of steel wool, a rainstick torpedo, and a lawn mower dog-man appear in the Ann Arbor Art Center's show of exuberant works by Detroit multimedia artist and muralist Vito Jesus Valdez .
Steel wool is a workshop staple for removing old finishes and rubbing out new ones.
You can't use steel wool with water-borne finishes.
Resolve common household dilemmas with steel wool .