from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Paper prepared like emery-cloth.


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  • "When I have finished playing you can take the clubs and make them nice and bright with emery-paper."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 5th, 1914

  • Close the two halves of the pen again, and lightly emery-paper the outside faces, which will leave the edge sharp enough to cut the paper.

    Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught

  • Her hands and feet were large and ungainly; the skin of the fingers was roughened by coarse contacts to the texture of emery-paper.

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • These must be rubbed down with files and emery-paper.

    Bookbinding, and the Care of Books A handbook for Amateurs, Bookbinders & Librarians

  • When bright grates are once neglected, small rust-spots begin to show themselves, which a plain leather will not remove; the following method of cleaning them must then be resorted to: — First, thoroughly clean with emery-paper; then take a large smooth pebble from the road, sufficiently large to hold comfortably in the hand, with which rub the steel backwards and forwards one way, until the desired polish is obtained.

    The Book of Household Management

  • A careful and attentive housemaid should have no occasion ever to use emery-paper for any part but the bars, which, of course, become blackened by the fire.

    The Book of Household Management

  • She should then lay a cloth (generally made of coarse wrappering) over the carpet in front of the stove, and on this should place her housemaid’s box, containing black-lead brushes, leathers, emery-paper, cloth, black lead, and all utensils necessary for cleaning a grate, with the cinder-pail on the other side.

    The Book of Household Management


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