Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which smooths.
- n. A flatterer; a wheedler.
- n. In printing, a tape used in a cylinder-press to hold the sheets in position against the cylinder.
- n. A wheel used in glass-cutting to polish the faces of the grooves or cuts already made by another wheel: the smoother is usually of stone.
- n. The workman who operates such a smoother for polishing grooves or cuts.
- An obsolete form of smother.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, smooths.
- n. a power tool used for sanding wood; an endless loop of sandpaper is moved at high speed by an electric motor
“They are smoother from the factory (even the express), get smoother with time, and I prefer the button safety.”
“My dear Calvotti,' said my old patron, in Italian smoother and more choicely worded than his English, one language is pretty much the same to me as another, so long as it _is_ a language, and is spoken in Europe.”
“For all the hyperventilating about Obama's "socialist" sic designs, his problem is that is just Clinton redux, that is, a smoother face of the oligarchy.”
“Society in general encourages familial networks because ultimately things just run smoother, which is of course a HUGE benefit to the state, when these networks are in place.”
“After pondering this issue, we decided to add an extra step: The standard charts now running on HuffPost Pollster take the slightly more jagged Kalman Filter trend lines and run them through the same loess regression "smoother" model we have been using for the last three years.”
“These are drivers who seek to maximize their fuel economy through techniques such as smoother acceleration and cruise control.”
“Besfort remains an enigma, while the much younger Rovena comes over as a mildly embarrassingly projection of male desire, little more than a pair of breasts that swell and shrink or, puzzlingly, grow "smoother" as the balance of power shifts in their tormented relationship.”
“The EITC, in contrast to traditional welfare, creates a "smoother" budget constraint of OABCD, making it theoretically much more likely that an individual's utility-maximizing bundle will include some hours of work.”
“Is the path "smoother" if the 10 ropes are 1 all elastic?”
“Yes," she said in a flustered voice, "you do have a kind of smoother look.”
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