from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A block of sandstone used to rub a marble slab in the preliminary operation of polishing; also, a linen cushion with which the polishing is carried to completion by the agency of emerydust or powder of calcined tin.
- n. A marble-rubber.
- n. A machine for polishing marble.
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In the question about the tables, the marble-polisher will unquestionably determine the most accurately.