from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Fine fibers of steel matted or woven together to form an abrasive for cleaning, smoothing, or polishing.

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  • noun Fine strips of steel, usually formed into pads and used as an abrasive.

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  • noun a mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive


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