from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A velveteen made in squares of eighteen or twenty inches, used in shops for polishing or dusting.
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Dry the tubes and polish the glass inside and out with a soft cloth, such as selvyt.
~New slides~ should be allowed to remain in alcohol acidulated with 5 per cent. hydrochloric acid for some hours, rinsed in running water, roughly drained on a towel, dried, and finally polished with a selvyt cloth.
The dry mud should be brushed off soiled boots with a soft brush that will not scratch the leather, and they should then be sponged over with a damp sponge and polished with a selvyt or chamois leather.
A lot has changed since I did Basic (it lasted 18 months then) so I don't want to say stuff like buy a silvette (selvyt) if the poor sod never has to bull a pair a boots.