from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & vb. n. from planish, v. t.
  • (Coining) rolls between which metal strips are passed while cold, to bring them to exactly the required thickness.

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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of planish.


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  • Hammering or refining the surface of a metal object with highly polished hammer faces. Great care must be used, for even a speck of dust will make an impression in the metal being hammered, especially the softer metals used in jewelry making.

    August 6, 2009