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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite.

Usage examples (34)
  • Herein also is the kind of corundum known as emery, and esteemed for its polishing properties.
  • Other ingredients, such as emery, may also be added in the matrix; and
  • "What is known as emery is the more or less impure product from the same source.
  • In this case the emery is better used with kerosene. for more
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