emery board


Definition of emery board

: a cardboard nail file covered with emery

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Recent Examples on the Web To germinate the seed, use a nail clipper or emery board and break through the outer, M&M-like shell to allow water to seep in. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "This is the year to try starting your sweet peas in February," 30 Jan. 2020 Pitchers have been doctoring baseballs forever, from rubbing on foreign substances to cuts and scuffs with emery boards, sandpaper, belt buckles… anything to make the ball do tricks on its way to the plate. cleveland, "Houston Astros crossed baseball’s fine line with sign-stealing scandal," 25 Jan. 2020 Whatever the situation, try this customizable approach to remove minor stains: Start by buffing away the stain with a suede brush, emery board, toothbrush, or dry towel. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean UGGs at Home, No Matter How Minor or Serious the Stain," 14 Jan. 2020 And don't forget to regularly replace disposable tools like emery boards. Amina Lake Abdelrahman, Good Housekeeping, "15 Important Tips to Get Healthy Nails, According to Nail Care Experts," 24 Sep. 2015 The next day, buff away the powder and any remaining stain with an emery board or try a product like Kiwi Suede Cleaner. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way to Clean and Protect Suede Shoes," 16 May 2019 If the suede is matted, lightly steam the area for a few seconds, then raise the nap with the emery board or brush. Sarah Bogdan, Good Housekeeping, "The Easiest Way to Clean and Protect Suede Shoes," 16 May 2019 Each nail required several minutes of vigorous sawing, and the emery boards would lose their abrasiveness after a few uses. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "The $10 Gizmo That’s Better Than a Trip to the Nail Salon," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of emery board

1725, in the meaning defined above

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“Emery board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emery%20board. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of emery board

: a piece of cardboard that is covered with a rough material and that is used for smoothing and shaping fingernails

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