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NOUN (1)

1. a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper);


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Corundum \Co*run"dum\ (k[-o]*r[u^]n"d[u^]m), n.; pl. Corundums (k[-o]*r[u^]n"d[u^]mz). [Also corindon.] [From Hind. kurand corundum stone.] (Min.) The mineral alumina (Al2O3), as found native in a crystalline state. Transparent varieties are used as gemstones, including sapphire, which is the fine blue variety; the oriental ruby, or red sapphire; the oriental amethyst, or purple sapphire; and adamantine spar, the hair-brown variety. It is the hardest substance found native, next to the diamond. [1913 Webster +PJC] Note: The name corundum is sometimes restricted to the non-transparent or coarser kinds. Emery is a dark-colored granular variety, usually admixed with magnetic iron ore. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Emery \Em"er*y\, n. [F. ['e]meri, earlier ['e]meril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. ?, ?, ?, cf. ? to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear. Cf. Emeril.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing hard substances. Native emery is mixed with more or less magnetic iron. See the Note under Corundum. [1913 Webster] Emery board, cardboard pulp mixed with emery and molded into convenient. Emery cloth or Emery paper, cloth or paper on which the powder of emery is spread and glued for scouring and polishing. Emery wheel, a wheel containing emery, or having a surface of emery. In machine shops, it is sometimes called a buff wheel, and by the manufacturers of cutlery, a glazer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

emery n 1: a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "emery": aluminum oxide, auto polish, colcothar, corundum, crocus, emery board, emery paper, file, garnet, grindstone, hone, nail file, novaculite, oilstone, polishes, pumice, pumice stone, rasp, rottenstone, rouge, rubstone, sandpaper, shoe polish, silicon carbide, silver polish, steel, strap, strop, wax, whetrock, whetstone, whittle
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Emery -- U.S. County in Utah Population (2000): 10860 Housing Units (2000): 4093 Land area (2000): 4451.851467 sq. miles (11530.241878 sq. km) Water area (2000): 9.690958 sq. miles (25.099464 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4461.542425 sq. miles (11555.341342 sq. km) Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49 Location: 39.159521 N, 110.863388 W Headwords: Emery Emery, UT Emery County Emery County, UT
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Emery, SD -- U.S. city in South Dakota Population (2000): 439 Housing Units (2000): 204 Land area (2000): 0.349696 sq. miles (0.905708 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.349696 sq. miles (0.905708 sq. km) FIPS code: 19420 Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46 Location: 43.602640 N, 97.620551 W ZIP Codes (1990): 57332 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Emery, SD Emery
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Emery, UT -- U.S. town in Utah Population (2000): 308 Housing Units (2000): 140 Land area (2000): 1.213843 sq. miles (3.143840 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.213843 sq. miles (3.143840 sq. km) FIPS code: 22870 Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49 Location: 38.922337 N, 111.249366 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Emery, UT Emery