emery

Part of speech: noun

A very hard black mineral; used in powder for polishing, etc.

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Usage examples "emery":

  1. But when, at half- past nine, he had not returned, the matter was reported to Doctor Emery and the telephone became busy. - "The Crimson Sweater", Ralph Henry Barbour.
  2. As Roy, following closely behind Chub, passed third, he found Doctor Emery and his family beside him. - "The Crimson Sweater", Ralph Henry Barbour.
  3. Emery was Penny's room- mate, a quiet fifth form fellow who lived to stuff and who spent most of his waking hours in recitation room or school library. - "Left Tackle Thayer", Ralph Henry Barbour.