Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • The fine particles removed from a surface by polishing; particularly, the dust produced in polishing articles made from precious metals, which is saved, and reduced again to concrete form; also, particularly, the dust produced in cutting hard precious stones, which is saved, and used for arming tools in lapidary work.

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Examples

  • A new car that smelled like rich leather and gleamed from biweekly polishings.

    Skipping a Beat

  • A new car that smelled like rich leather and gleamed from biweekly polishings.

    Skipping a Beat

  • A new car that smelled like rich leather and gleamed from biweekly polishings.

    Skipping a Beat

  • The wood was not worn smooth and stained with the oil of fingers; the surface of the boards showed little sign of wear, or use, such as tiny scratches or even the subtle indications, the small rubbing marks, of polishings.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • * And they're the very bottom-of-the-line featherweight lenses, with no special coatings, waxings, buffings, or polishings.

    inconsolable.

  • Oh sure, there are further polishings to take place — the copy edits, the proof edits, etcetera; but think of that as the curling iron and hairspray on the whole shebang.

    February 12, 2008

  • Oh sure, there are further polishings to take place — the copy edits, the proof edits, etcetera; but think of that as the curling iron and hairspray on the whole shebang.

    Cherie Priest » 2008 » February

  • Oh sure, there are further polishings to take place — the copy edits, the proof edits, etcetera; but think of that as the curling iron and hairspray on the whole shebang.

    Cherie Priest » Blog Archive » Well. You asked.

  • To hell with taste and art, with all the contractions and polishings.

    nightnurse Diary Entry

  • Eijkman was able to show that adding the polishings back to the diet of the sick chickens restored their health, and also that the minerals they contained were not responsible for their value.

    The Nobel Prize and the Discovery of Vitamins

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