emerynoun [ U ]uk /ˈem.ər.i/ us /ˈem.ɚ.i/
Examples from literature
- After that comes the smoothing process done with a finer sort of emery and water.
- Pour sand or emery into the oil cups.
- Pulverized flint may be substituted for emery.
- The polishing is done by means of hard, wooden rubbers, provided with a plentiful supply of lard-oil and emery.
- Upon cleaning the plates with a cork, ground emery, and dilute sulphuric acid, they were found to act still better.