Any roughness was levelled by polishing with ivory or a smooth shell.
The silverware needed polishing and the furniture could use a good dusting.
The deceptive effect is in some cases heightened by cutting over and polishing by hand the pressed surface.
He entered the dining room where Jackson stood polishing silver and Elisabeth made up floral arrangements.
The consummate hardness of the diamond, in spite of its high price, has made it most useful for purposes of grinding, polishing and drilling.
Gabe leaned across her to grab the bag with his weapons' polishing supplies. A necklace with two emeralds – identical to the one he'd given her to wear – dangled above her.
The first constructor of reflecting telescopes on a large scale, William Herschel, never published anything about his methods of casting and polishing specula, and he does not appear to have been very successful beyond specula of 18 in.
Engineers and other craftsmen make extensive use of abrasion, effected by the aid of such abrasives as emery and carborundum, in shaping, finishing and polishing their work.
hyemale, commonly known as the Dutch rush, is much more abundant in Holland than in Britain; it is used for polishing purposes.
Amongst the earliest mechanical contrivances of Fraunhofer was a machine for polishing mathematically uniform spherical surfaces.
The industries comprise the manufacture of chemicals and artificial manures, granite polishing, flour and sawmills, bootand shoe-making, carriagebuilding and woollen manufactures.
Polishing is effected by wooden wheels fed with wet pumice-powder and rottenstone and by brushes fed with moistened putty-powder.
This operation, like all the subsequent steps in the polishing of the glass, is carried out by powerful machinery.
This smooth surface is then brilliantly polished by the aid of friction with a rubbing tool covered with a soft substance like leather or felt and fed with a polishing material, such as rouge.
A few strokes of such a rubber are sufficient to produce a decidedly " polished " appearance, but prolonged rubbing under considerable pressure and the use of a polishing paste of a proper consistency are required in order to remove the last trace of pitting from the surface.
This term is applied to blown sheet-glass, whose surface has been rendered plane and brilliant by a process of grinding and polishing.
By repeated hammering and polishing the expert obtains such control of the wood-grain pattern that its sinuosities and eddies seem to have developed symmetry without losing anything of their fantastic grace.
Numerous operations of luting, sizing, lacquering, polishing, drying, rubbing down, and so on, are performed by the nurimono-shi, until, after many days treatment, the object emerges with a smooth, lustrelike dark-grey or colored surface, and is ready to pass into the hands of the makie-shi, or decorator.
This he sketches in outline with a paste of white lead, and then, having filled in the details with gold and colors, he superposes a coat of translucid lacquer, which is finally subjected to careful polishing.
In fact the uniformity of brass and bell-metal is only superficial; if we adopt the methods described in the article Metallography, and if, after polishing a plane face on a bit of gun-metal, we etch away the surface layer and examine the new surface with a lens or a microscope, we find a complex pattern of at least two materials.
There is nothing in the nine books which may not have been written as early as 430 B.C.; there is no touch which, even probably, points to a later date than 424 B.C. As the author was evidently engaged in polishing his work to the last, and even promises touches which he does not give, we may assume that he did not much outlive the date last mentioned, or in other words, that he died at about the age of sixty.
In Brewster's Edinburgh Journal of Science for 1828 he described his machine for polishing the speculum, which in all essential points remained unaltered afterwards.
It imitates the motions made in polishing a speculum by hand by giving both a rectilinear and a lateral motion to the polisher, while the speculum revolves slowly; by shifting two eccentric pins the course of the polisher can be varied at will from a straight line to an ellipse of very small eccentricity, and a true parabolic figure can thus be obtained.
Both the grinding and polishing tools are grooved, to obtain a uniform distribution of the emery used in the grinding process and of the rouge employed in polishing, as also to provide for the lateral expansion of the pitch with which the polisher is coated.
He could very easily write in different styles at different times, now avoiding hiatus and now not, sometimes writing diffusely and sometimes briefly, partly polishing and partly leaving in the rough, according to the subject, his own state of health or humour, his age, and the degree to which he had developed a given topic; and all this even in the same manuscript as well as in different manuscripts, so that a difference of style between different parts of a work or between different works, explicable by one being earlier than another, does not prove either to be not genuine.
Most of the manufacturing industries, indeed, are maintained for supplying the local market, there being only three important exceptions - the manufacture of sugar, the cleaning of coffee and the cleaning and polishing of rice.
Next to sugar, fertilizers were the most important manufactured product, their value being $1,150,625; the products of the establishments for the polishing and cleaning of rice were valued at $664,300.
Experiments on alloys are, in some ways, easier to make than on pairs of non-metallic substances, partly owing to the possibility of polishing sections for microscopic examination, and the investigation of alloys has done much to elucidate the general phenomena of solution, of which metallic solution constitutes a special case.
In addition to the granite quarrying a.nd polishing, the leading industries are shipand boat-building, agricultural implement works and woollen manufactures.
Jeweller's rouge for polishing plate is a fine red iron oxide prepared by calcination from ferrous sulphate (green vitriol).
In the autumn of 1737 he was in London arranging for its publication and polishing it in preparation for the judgments of the learned.
There are, in the town or its neighbourhood, great engineering, gun-making, and rolling and polishing works and breweries.
The Dutsides of the vases were entirely wrought by handwork, with the polishing lines crossing diagonally.
with white specks in it, without any applied facing beyond an occasional pink wash, and no polishing.
In 1905 the cleaning and polishing of rice was the most important industry, its output being valued at $1,203,123, being nearly twice the value of the product of the rice mills of the city in 1900, 25.9% of the total value of the state's product of polished and cleaned rice, 46.1% of the value ($2,609,829) of all of Beaumont's factory products, and about.
Temporary cement for lathe-work, such as the polishing and grinding of jewelry and optical glasses, is compounded thus: - rosin, 4 oz.; whitening previously made redhot, 4 oz.; wax, 4 oz.
The projecting rods of bronze were then cut away, and the whole finished by rubbing down and polishing over any roughness or defective places.
Knowing the theory of his instrument, and possessed of much practical skill, coupled with unwearied patience, he conquered the difficulties of grinding and polishing the lenses, and soon succeeded in producing telescopes of greatly increased power.
After much experiment he selected an alloy of tin and copper as the most suitable material for his specula, and he devised means for grinding and polishing them.
Bradley and Molyneux, having been instructed by Hadley in his methods of polishing specula, succeeded in producing some telescopes of considerable power, one of which had a focal length of 8 ft.; and, Molyneux having communicated these methods to Scarlet and Hearn, two London opticians, the manufacture of telescopes as a matter of business was commenced by them (Smith's Opticks, bk.
Indeed, in its practical form the principle of the instrument has remained unchanged from the time of the Dollonds to the present day; and the history of its development may be summed up as consisting not in new optical discoveries but in utilizing new appliances for figuring and polishing, improved material for specula and lenses, more refined means of testing, and more perfect and convenient methods of mounting.
3 For the methods of grinding, polishing and testing lenses, see: Objective.
Shaping, polishing and figuring of specula are accomplished by methods and tools very similar to those employed in the construction of lenses.
The reflecting surface is first ground to a spherical form, the parabolic figure being given in the final process by regulating the size of the pitch squares and the stroke of the polishing machine.
In any case, it is desirable to diminish the loss of heat as much as possible by polishing the exterior of the calorimeter to diminish radiation, and by suspending it by non-conducting supports, inside a polished case, to protect it from draughts.
The industries of the natives are confined to such crafts as spinning and weaving and dyeing, the manufacture of iron weapons and implements, boatand shipbuilding, &c. More particularly in the southeastern division, and especially in the districts of Negara, Banjermasin, Amuntai and Martapura, shipbuilding, ironforging, goldand silversmith's work, and the polishing of diamonds, are industries of high development in the larger centres of population.
Quartz is a valuable grinding and polishing material, and is used for making sandpaper and scouring-soap. It is also largely used in the manufacture of glass and porcelain, "silver sand" being a pure quartz sand.
But then having thought on a tender way of polishing, proper for metall, whereby, as I imagined, the figure also would be corrected to the last; I began to try, what might be effected in this kind, and by degrees so far perfected an Instrument (in the essential parts of it like that I sent to London), by which I could discern Jupiters 4 Concomitants, and shewed them divers times to two others of my acquaintance.
Ferric oxide is employed as a pigment, as jeweller's rouge, and for polishing metals.
It has two Roman Catholic and two Evangelical churches, and works for the making and polishing of glass.
He is like Matthias Jochumsson in the copious flow of his rhetoric; some of his poems are perfect both as regards form and contents, but he sometimes neglects the latter while polishing the former.
A diatomaceous earth in central Nebraska, occurring especially in the region of Loup, is a good polishing powder, and is used for packing steam pipes.
Gabe leaned across her to grab the bag with his weapons' polishing supplies. A necklace with two emeralds â€“ identical to the one he'd given her to wear â€“ dangled above her.
I think we can at least start polishing up our medallions and combing our chests in gleeful anticipation.
I'd stay well clear of him if I were you " said the barman polishing a tankard.
She tried to suppress this thought, and hide it by doing other things like polishing the brass.
The cleaning rod comes with cleaning cloth and polishing cloth.
creamy lather, enriched gentle polishing vegetal micro spheres.
Always looking for the silver lining in the cloud, Billy welcomed the temporary discontinuation of polishing boots.
Every day, succumb to the pleasure of the creamy lather, enriched gentle polishing vegetal micro spheres.
The waitress staff could use a bit of polishing and in some cases seemed lazy.
This includes periodic stripping and polishing of hard floors and carpet cleaning.
polishing a turd.
polishing most rough diamonds is often octagonal, which is why many early diamonds are this shape.
I'm not polishing it up, I do n't pussyfoot around the issue.
This way we slowly remove what is holding us back, as if we were removing dirt from something precious through polishing.
roughened aspiration tip can be used for reliable selective polishing of the posterior capsule.
To remove scratches, use an auto polishing compound.
A smooth finish with a slight sheen is produced by using a polishing head.
The polishing is to smooth the tooth after tartar removal, as the tartar removal, as the tartar pits the tooth.
The phrase ' polishing a turd ' springs to mind for some reason.
The horsetails are remarkable for the large quantity of silica they contain in the cuticle (hence their value in polishing), which often amounts to half the weight of the ash yielded by burning them; the roots contain a quantity of starch.
But the difficulties interposed by spherical and chromatic aberration had arrested progress in that direction until, in 1655, Huygens, working with his brother Constantijn, hit upon a new method of grinding and polishing lenses.
Or, retaining a constant, we might attain compensation by so polishing the surface as to bring the circumference slightly forward in comparison with the position it would occupy upon a true sphere.
Jeweller's rouge for polishing plate is a fine red iron oxide prepared by calcination from ferrous sulphate (green vitriol) .
I 'm not polishing it up, I do n't pussyfoot around the issue.
The roughened aspiration tip can be used for reliable selective polishing of the posterior capsule.
Plenty of Christian men who hope to affirm a spotless life by mowing the lawn or polishing the car three times a week.
The polishing is to smooth the tooth after tartar removal, as the tartar pits the tooth.
Silver flatware requires regular polishing, while stainless steel is dishwasher safe and only needs occasional polishing if desired.
Natural birthstones come in the state they're found in (minus cutting and some polishing).
Silver jewelry requires regular cleaning and polishing to maintain its sheen.
Blue or White Scotch Brite: This is used for polishing after the wax has been removed.
Stainless is also easier to maintain because it does not require polishing.
The polishing process normally masks these imperfections, but occasionally a stone with severe fissures will still show up.
Buff your charms with a piece of plain white cotton T-shirt, or a fresh polishing cloth.
To remove stubborn tarnish, a silver polishing liquid or cream can be applied to the ring with a soft cotton cloth.
Polishing: Sterling silver naturally tarnishes over time.
Popular stones used for tumble polishing are agates and quartzes.
Shine it with a jewelry polishing cloth whenever the bracelet needs cleaning.
You can also purchase polishing silvercloth that's typically used to polish silverware as well as sterling silver jewelry.
Only clean the ring with a jewelry polishing cloth suitable for the metal and safe for opals.
To fill in scratches on plastic lens, try cleaning with a DVD/CD repair kit or polishing with Pledge for furniture.
Serengeti sunwear should be cared for by blowing any loose materials off of the lenses before polishing them with a soft cloth.
Royalty would use precious gems as lenses and later, innovation continued as individuals began polishing glass into round rocks.
The lacquer produces exquisite polishing results and an effect like nothing else can imitate.
More work goes into the polishing of the lenses, drilling the holes in them and mounting the lenses in the frames when you use a rimless rather than a rimmed style.
I know this game came out the first year the Dreamcast did, but there could have been more polishing of the graphics.
The studio cut all its other projects and consolidated its personnel, focusing on polishing the critical project.
Nintendo really spent some time polishing this game to a refined finish.
Finish up with a few drops of a glossing product, such as Jonathan Product Polishing Gloss.
Styling crème: This leave in conditioner, polishing gloss, and gel are all in one in a pump product.
Shy away from shine serums and polishing sprays to avoid weighted-down tresses and opt for root-lifting volumizers and texturizing sprays instead.
This disease rose to epidemic proportions in Asia once mills began polishing rice.
The kit contains soleplate cleaner, an application cloth, and a polishing cloth.
This is because, unlike solid silver, silver plating can begin to wear away with repeated polishing.
Use only polishing products that are safe for use on silver plating.
Many wearers enjoy this aged look, similar to antique rings, but others abhor the necessity of polishing the jewelry periodically.
Unlike silver, platinum does not need periodic recoating or polishing to keep its brilliant appearance.
Silver needs periodic polishing, and white gold has to have new rhodium coatings on occasion.
The soft patina that antique jewelry gets with age is unmatched by any modern polishing process.
Man made flaws generally occur during the cutting and polishing of the stone.
Men's platinum wedding rings rarely require polishing, and they can provide years of beauty with little upkeep.
This makes them a practical choice if you're busy and don't have a lot of time to spend on jewelry cleaning and polishing.
Diamond polishing tools are also used to create the famous tungsten shine, which never fades.
It is easy to remove tarnish with a jewelry polishing cloth so that it does not get in the way of wearing the ring.
Regularly clean with a soft jewelry polishing cloth.
Carefully polishing the ring will bring out maximum shine.
Polishing clothes are just as effective and much gentler on the metal.
Step 6: The rough diamond is then removed from the chamber and sent to the cutting and polishing stage that results in a finished diamond ready for the grading process.
Carefully clean the ring with a soft jewelry polishing cloth regularly.
Only use a mild solution of soap and water to clean the ring when it gets dirty and requires more than a jewelry polishing cloth to get clean.
With polishing, you're cleaning and resurfacing the leather.
With regular maintenance through buffing and polishing, a designer dress shoe will outlast synthetic or inferior made shoes tenfold.
Protect the exterior of the leather by polishing the shoes regularly.
To remove tarnish from the silver, use a silver cleaning liquid or paste and a clean cotton cloth or silver polishing cloth.
Performed at detailing shops or through mobile operations, auto detailing is an extremely thorough cleaning and polishing of a car's interior and exterior.
Polishing a marble floor requires a buffer machine.
This professional equipment is also ideal for polishing marble counter tops and more in your kitchen and bathroom.
At the same time, note which tasks you may prefer to do yourself, such as polishing antiques or taking care of other delicate tasks.
A must have when cleaning silver is a supply of very soft polishing cloths to polish your silver with out scratching.
Pieces of flannel make great polishing cloths because they are non-abrasive.
T-shirts made from one hundred percent cotton also make good polishing cloths.
Store bought polishing creams and pastes are effective in cleaning silver, but require some effort.
Keep soft polishing cloths handy and follow the directions on the container.
The downside of polishing pastes and creams is the product may get imbedded deep into small crevices of the piece and be difficult to remove.
Generally when using store bought silver polishing cream you will use a damp soft cloth to spread the cream on the piece and then use the cloth to buff off the tarnish.
Baking soda is a good ingredient to use in a homemade exfoliate because it has a smooth but gritty texture that makes it effective in polishing the skin.
Here, the helmets go through a six-step process that includes cleaning, sanitizing, painting or buffing, and polishing.
Antony van Leeuwenhoek appears to be the first to succeed in grinding and polishing lenses of such short focus and perfect figure as to render the simple microscope a better instrument for most purposes than any compound microscope then constructed.
Such tin-ash, as it is called, is used for the polishing of optical glasses.
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