Roget category 2552. Words relating to space
› 2.3. Form
›› 2.3.3. Superficial form
[smooth materials] down, velvet, velure, silk, satin — velveteen, velour, velours, velumen† — glass, ice.
slide — bowling green etc. (level) 213 — asphalt, wood pavement, flagstone, flags.
[objects used to smooth other objects] roller, steam roller, lawn roller, rolling pin, rolling mill — sand paper, emery paper, emery cloth, sander — flat iron, sad iron — burnisher, turpentine and beeswax — polish, shoe polish.
[art of cutting and polishing gemstones] lapidary.
[person who polishes gemstones] lapidary, lapidarian.
smooth as glass,
smooth as ice,
smooth as monumental alabaster,
smooth as velvet,
smooth as oil —
slippery as an eel —
smooth as silk —
slippery as coonshit on a pump handle —
slippery as a greased pig.
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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