from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A burnishingtool for polishing the covers of books.
- noun A laundryiron for polishing shirtfronts, collars, cuffs, and other starched pieces. It sometimes has a convex face.
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Keep fluting and crimping irons, a small iron for ruffles, and a polishing-iron.
One day when he happened to be using the polishing-iron, Vixen, as her brothers called her, came in, and began to play with the paste.
"I should want a little fire for my glue-pot and polishing-iron.