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Em·er·y

(em'ĕr-ē),
Alan E. H., 20th-century British physician. See: Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy.

em·er·y

(em'ĕr-ē),
An abrasive containing aluminum oxide and iron.
[O.Fr. emeri, fr. L.L. smericulum, fr. G. smiris]

emery

/em·ery/ (em´er-e) an abrasive substance consisting of corundum and various impurities, such as iron oxide.

em·er·y

(em'ĕr-ē)
An abrasive containing aluminum oxide and iron.
[O.Fr. emeri, fr. L.L. smericulum, fr. G. smiris]

emery

(em´ərē),
n an aluminum-based abrasive agent. Two types are aluminum oxide and levigated alumina. Emery is not suitable for polishing dental enamel. Also called
corundum.
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If that doesn't work, rub lightly with an emery board and steam over a kettle.
A far more effective test is to use a nail file - an emery board not the metal type -stroked across an inconspicuous area.
Have all equipment that you'll need--such as clippers, emery board and styptic powder or pencil--on hand before starting the procedure.
On waking this morning my tongue feels like an emery board.
They seem to work better if the wart is scuffed with an emery board first, and should be applied by dotting only the top of the wart.
File with a crystal emery board, not coarse boards.
Create and maintain a scrapbook/photo album that chronicles memorable moments during the run-" for the day, including extra hair pins, an emery board, sticky tape, aspirin, a needle and thread.
We laughed at Joe Niekro's hapless attempt to toss away an emery board when he was searched on the Anaheim Stadium mound.
Nightclub owner and lothario Peter Stringfellow, famed for his dyed blond locks, is also pictured ( with his hair in rollers and tending to his nails with an emery board.
99,pictured right) contain everything from washable emery board to shine'n'go buffer in a format small enough to fit into the most minuscule of handbags.
The pink and purple Madame Divine Pampering kit (left) comes from Boots and includes bath essence, bedsocks, hand and nail cream, hair masque, emery board, two nail varnishes, lipstick and a pair of eyelash curlers (pounds 28).
The dead skin covering the verruca must first be removed using a pumice stone or emery board, following which the treatment from the chemist should work.