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Roget category 255

2. Words relating to space
2.3. Form
›› 2.3.3. Superficial form

#255. Smoothness


smoothness etc. adj. — polish, glosslubricity, lubrication.
[smooth materials] down, velvet, velure, silk, satinvelveteen, velour, velours, velumenglass, ice.
slidebowling green etc. (level) 213asphalt, wood pavement, flagstone, flags.
[objects used to smooth other objects] roller, steam roller, lawn roller, rolling pin, rolling millsand paper, emery paper, emery cloth, sanderflat iron, sad ironburnisher, turpentine and beeswaxpolish, shoe polish.
[art of cutting and polishing gemstones] lapidary.
[person who polishes gemstones] lapidary, lapidarian.


smooth, smoothenplanefilemow, shavelevel, rollmacadamizepolish, burnish, calender, glazeiron, hot-press, manglelubricate etc. (oil) 332.


smoothpolished etc. v. — leiodermatous, slick, velutinousevenlevel etc. 213plane etc. (flat) 251sleek, glossysilken, silkylanate, downy, velvetyglabrous, slippery, glassy, lubricous, oily, soft, unwrinkledsmooth as glass, smooth as ice, smooth as monumental alabaster, smooth as velvet, smooth as oilslippery as an eelwoolly etc. (feathery) 256.


smooth as silkslippery as coonshit on a pump handleslippery as a greased pig.

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