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Emery

[em-uh-ree, em-ree]
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noun
  1. a male or female given name.
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Historical Examples

  • "The Emerys was always a humorous family," remarked Diadema, as she annihilated a fly with a newspaper.

    The Village Watch-Tower

    (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin

  • The Hobsons and the Emerys have married one another more 'n once, as fur as that goes.

    The Village Watch-Tower

    (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin

  • Dr. Melton had recently evolved for this characteristic of hers one of the explanations which the Emerys found so enigmatic.

    The Squirrel-Cage

    Dorothy Canfield

  • It was one of his preposterous speeches which had become a family joke with the Emerys.

    The Squirrel-Cage

    Dorothy Canfield


British Dictionary definitions for emerys

emery

noun
    1. a hard greyish-black mineral consisting of corundum with either magnetite or haematite: used as an abrasive and polishing agent, esp as a coating on paper, cloth, etc. Formula: Al 2 O 3
    2. (as modifier)emery paper
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Word Origin

C15: from Old French esmeril, ultimately from Greek smuris powder for rubbing
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Word Origin and History for emerys

emery

n.

"granular mixture used as an abrasive," late 15c., from Middle French émeri, from Old French esmeril, from Italian smeriglo, from Vulgar Latin *smyrilium, from Greek smyris "abrasive powder" used for rubbing and polishing, probably a non-Greek word, perhaps from a Semitic source.

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