Polishing snake
Polishing Pol"ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster]

{Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries.

{Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing glass, marble, and metals. (b) A kind of hone or whetstone; hone slate.

{Polishing snake}, a tool used in cleaning lithographic stones.

{Polishing wheel}, a wheel or disk coated with, or composed of, abrading material, for polishing a surface. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Polishing — Pol ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster] {Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries. {Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing glass,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polishing iron — Polishing Pol ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster] {Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries. {Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polishing slate — Polishing Pol ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster] {Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries. {Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Polishing wheel — Polishing Pol ish*ing, a. & n. from {Polish}. [1913 Webster] {Polishing iron}, an iron burnisher; esp., a small smoothing iron used in laundries. {Polishing slate}. (a) A gray or yellow slate, found in Bohemia and Auvergne, and used for polishing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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