from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation by which the pearly luster is given to commercial rice. It consists in rubbing the cleaned grain with soft moose-hide or sheepskin within a wire-gauze cylinder and giving it at the same time a thin coating of paraffin by inclosing with it lumps of that substance. See rice-flour, 2.
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One morning the man who ran the village rice-polishing machine and his wife set out in their sampan for the district town of Binh Son.