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emery board

n.
A nail file consisting of a strip of cardboard coated with powdered emery.
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emery board

n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a strip of cardboard or wood with a rough surface of crushed emery, for filing one's nails
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em′ery board`


n.
a small, stiff strip of paper or cardboard coated with powdered emery and used in manicuring.
[1715–25]
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Translations
وَرَق الصَّنْفَرَه
neglefil
körömreszelõ
naglaòjöl
zımparalı tırnak törpüsü

emery board

nlimetta (di carta smerigliata) per unghie
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

emery

(ˈeməri) noun
a very hard kind of mineral, used as a powder etc for polishing.
emery board
a small flat strip of wood or card coated with emery powder and used for filing the fingernails.
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