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- v. Present participle of depolish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process of removing the vitreous glaze from porcelain, leaving the dull luster of the surface of ivory porcelain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of removing polish or glaze; specifically, in ceramics, a process whereby the glaze on ware is removed. Ware with the resulting dull surface is called ivory porcelain. It corresponds to the deglazing of glass.
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We can, however, go far beyond the mere depolishing of glass; indeed I have already said that quartz-sand can wear a hole through corundum.