Emery cloth
Emery Em"er*y, n. [F. ['e]meri, earlier ['e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances. Native emery is mixed with more or less magnetic iron. See the Note under {Corundum}. [1913 Webster]

{Emery board}, cardboard pulp mixed with emery and molded into convenient.

{Emery cloth} or {Emery paper}, cloth or paper on which the powder of emery is spread and glued for scouring and polishing.

{Emery wheel}, a wheel containing emery, or having a surface of emery. In machine shops, it is sometimes called a {buff wheel}, and by the manufacturers of cutlery, a {glazer}. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • emery cloth — emery coated cloth used as an abrasive. * * * …   Universalium

  • emery cloth — noun An abrasive material, like sandpaper, made by gluing grains of emery to a cloth or paper surface …   Wiktionary

  • emery cloth — n. cloth or fabric covered with emery powder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • emery cloth — /ˈɛməri klɒθ/ (say emuhree kloth) noun emery coated cloth used as an abrasive …   Australian English dictionary

  • emery cloth — A cloth coated in emery crystals like fine sandpaper for use as an abrasive on metals …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Emery — Em er*y, n. [F. [ e]meri, earlier [ e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emery board — Emery Em er*y, n. [F. [ e]meri, earlier [ e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Emery paper — Emery Em er*y, n. [F. [ e]meri, earlier [ e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. {Emeril}.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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