Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fine kind of sandpaper made with powdered glass.
- To polish by rubbing with glass-paper.
“Meanwhile he is whistling, and his batman is making sparks fly out of the buttons, which he cleans with glass-paper and gun-cotton just outside the door.”
“The back of the photo will require to be rubbed with glass-paper, if it is a thick one; not otherwise, for fear of making holes in it.”
“Now rub it gently with the glass-paper, until the picture is rendered semi-transparent.”
“She had plates of steel to polish, and pieces of wood to rub smooth with glass-paper.”
“But, 'he added, with a cunning leer,' give 'em a bit of putty and a little bit of glass-paper, and the paint at the stand, and then 'e gits it in' is mind as 'e's going in there to paint it!”
“But it would have been done properly, not messed up like that was: all the woodwork would have been rubbed down with pumice stone and water: all the knots cut out and the holes properly filled up, and the work properly rubbed down with glass-paper between every coat.”
“Eighty-four of them were sold in a box for twenty-five cents, with a piece of "glass-paper" through which the match could be drawn.”
“The glass-paper file before referred to will now come into service; it should be made of a nicely-squared plate of wood about six inches in length by about two and a half inches in width, with about one third of an inch in depth.”
“If attention is paid to this, and a satisfactory even run of surface is obtained, glass-paper on a piece of straight, soft wood, but not of the finest degree, will be suitable for the present.”
“For the inside a piece of glass-paper folded over a curved block of wood, or the actual mould that has been in use, will serve the purpose if not too large.”
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