from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A wheel armed with some kind of abrasive material, as sandpaper, emery, corundum, etc., and used for smoothing rough surfaces.
- noun A wheel having its perimeter covered with leather, felt, cotton, or other soft smoothing material, for bringing partly polished surfaces to a fine degree of polish. See emery-wheel, buff-wheel, etc.
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This book was lying all the time on the table in the room above, where poor old Close's work-bench and polishing-wheel are still standing. '