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polishing-paste

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Polish of any kind made in the form of a paste.

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Examples

  • As we went along that road, leaving the fields, we passed by many men indeed, and many houses, all in movement with the early morning; and the chalked numbers on the doors, and here and there an empty tin of polishing-paste or an order scrawled on paper and tacked to a wall betrayed the passage of soldiers.

    First and Last

  • He rattled and clanked a little, as he moved, but in the main he seemed to be most cleverly constructed, and his appearance was only marred by the thick coating of polishing-paste that covered him from head to foot.

    The Marvelous Land of Oz: Being an Account of the Further Adventures of the Scarecrow and Tim Woodman ... a Sequel to the Wizard of Oz

  • He rattled and clanked a little, as he moved, but in the main he seemed to be most cleverly constructed, and his appearance was only marred by the thick coating of polishing-paste that covered him from head to foot.

    The Marvelous Land of Oz

  • "H'm!" said he, "I'll say that for ye, young shore-loafer, that you've learnt that the best part of polishing-paste is elbow-grease.

    We and the World, Part II A Book for Boys

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