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polishing-slate

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A slate, usually gray or yellow, composed of microscopic infusoria, found in the coal-measures of Bohemia and in Auvergne in France, and used for polishing glass, marble, and metals.
  • n. A kind of whetstone used for sharpening or polishing the edges of tools after grinding on a revolving grindstone.

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