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- v. Present participle of luster.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of imparting a luster, as to pottery.
- n. The brightening of a metal in the crucible when it becomes pure, as in certain refining processes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The process of making lustrous or glossy.
- n. In metal-working, same as brightening, 1.
- n. A process for giving to woolen cloth a permanent gloss and smooth surface which will not roughen with wear.
- n. A treatment of furs to render them smooth.
- n. A polishing material, as the black polish used for stoves.
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= The fabric now requires consolidating and lustering, or "smarting up" in appearance -- practically pressing -- before it is forwarded to the warehouse.
After the silk is woven, it is polished on lustering machines, singed to destroy all bits of free fibers or lint, freed of all threads that may project, and scoured if it is of a light color; then sold.
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