jeweller's rouge


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jeweller's rouge

n
(Elements & Compounds) a finely powdered form of ferric oxide used as a metal polish. Also called: crocus See also colcothar
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A Jeweller's rouge can be bought from jewellers' stores or their suppliers.
Ivory would be polished by a sort of sandpaper, called flour paper, then given an application of powdered pumice, and polished once more with putty powder or jeweller's rouge.