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PREFERRED TERM
polishing  
BROADER CONCEPT
ENTRY TERMS
  • burnishing
SCOPE NOTE
  • The process of putting a heightened shine on the surface of a material by rubbing it with a smooth stone or metal tool. This may be done to a covering skin, usually leather, by a variety of means, including polishing with a hot iron with or without a prior coating of egg-glaire and plating between polished plates. Paper, especially that used in the area of the eastern Mediterranean, was often polished with a smooth stone as a preparation for writing, and the cut edges of bookblocks were almost always polished with one of a variety of materials, including stone, metal and the teeth of horses.
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http://w3id.org/lob/concept/2992
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