Polishing slate

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 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-slate — polˈishing slate noun A diatomaceous slaty stone used for polishing glass, marble, and metals • • • Main Entry: ↑polish …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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 …   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

  • Hone slate — Hone Hone, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E. cone. [root]38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hone — Hone, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E. cone. [root]38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hone stone — Hone Hone, n. [AS. h[=a]n; akin to Icel. hein, OSw. hen; cf. Skr. [,c][=a][.n]a, also [,c][=o], [,c]i, to sharpen, and E. cone. [root]38, 228.] A stone of a fine grit, or a slab, as of metal, covered with an abrading substance or powder, used for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Dimension stone — Large blocks of granite dimension stone being loaded at Teignmouth in 1827. Dimension stone is natural stone or rock that has been selected and fabricated (i.e., trimmed, cut, drilled, ground, or other) to specific sizes or shapes. Color, texture …   Wikipedia

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