Emery to Empalement
Emery board, cardboard pulp mixed with emery and molded into convenient. Emery cloth or paper,
cloth or paper on which the powder of emery is spread and glued for scouring and polishing. Emery
wheel, a wheel containing emery, or having a surface of emery. In machine shops, it is sometimes
called a buff wheel, and by the manufacturers of cutlery, a glazer.
(Em"er*y) n. [F. émeri, earlier émeril, It. smeriglio, fr. Gr. cf. to wipe; perh. akin to E. smear.
Cf. Emeril.] (Min.) Corundum in the form of grains or powder, used in the arts for grinding and polishing
hard substances. Native emery is mixed with more or less magnetic iron. See the Note under Corundum.
(||Em"e*sis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. . See Emetic.] (Med.) A vomiting.
(E*met"ic) a. [L. emeticus, Gr. fr. to vomit, akin to L. vomere: cf. F. émétique. See Vomit.] (Med.)
Inducing to vomit; exciting the stomach to discharge its contents by the mouth. n. A medicine which
(E*met"ic*al) a. Inducing to vomit; producing vomiting; emetic. E*met"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Em"e*tine) n. [See Emetic.] (Chem.) A white crystalline bitter alkaloid extracted from ipecacuanha
root, and regarded as its peculiar emetic principle.
(Em`e*to-ca*thar"tic) a. [Gr. vomiting + E. cathartic.] (Med.) Producing vomiting and
purging at the same time.
(E"meu, or E"mew) , n. (Zoöl.) See Emu.
n. [F.] A seditious tumult; an outbreak.
Emforth my might, so far as lies in my power. [Obs.]
(Em*forth") prep. [AS. em-, emn-, in comp. equiv. to efen equal + forð forth.] According
to; conformably to. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(||Em*gal"la) n. (Zoöl.) [Native name.] The South African wart hog. See Wart hog.
(Em"i*cant) a. [L. emicans, p. pr. of emicare. See Emication.] Beaming forth; flashing. [R.]
Which emicant did this and that way dart.Blackmore.
(Em`i*ca"tion) n. [L. emicatio, fr. emicare to spring out or forth; e out + micare to move
quickly to and fro, to sparkle.] A flying off in small particles, as heated iron or fermenting liquors; a sparkling; scintillation.
Sir T. Browne.
(E*mic"tion) n. [L. e out + mingere, mictum, to make water.]
1. The voiding of urine.
2. What is voided by the urinary passages; urine.
(E*mic"to*ry) a. & n. (Med.) Diuretic.
(Em"i*grant) a. [L. emigrans, -antis, p. pr. of emigrare to emigrate: cf. F. émigrant. See Emigrate,
1. Removing from one country to another; emigrating; as, an emigrant company or nation.
2. Pertaining to an emigrant; used for emigrants; as, an emigrant ship or hospital.
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