Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of making lustrous or glossy.
- n. In metal-working, same as brightening, 1.
- n. A process for giving to woolen cloth a permanent gloss and smooth surface which will not roughen with wear. This is accomplished by stretching the cloth tightly on a perforated copper cylinder, which is then placed in a steam-chest and the steam turned on.
- n. A treatment of furs to render them smooth.
- n. A polishing material, as the black polish used for stoves.
- v. present participle of luster.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or process of imparting a luster, as to pottery.
- n. The brightening of a metal in the crucible when it becomes pure, as in certain refining processes.
“= The fabric now requires consolidating and lustering, or "smarting up" in appearance -- practically pressing -- before it is forwarded to the warehouse.”
“After the silk is woven, it is polished on lustering machines, singed to destroy all bits of free fibers or lint, freed of all threads that may project, and scoured if it is of a light color; then sold.”
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