Preparations such as aloxite, carborundum, corundum, emery, kieselguhr, pumice powder, tripoli, oilstone, and whetstone, used for cleaning or abrading by rubbing. Emery in the raw state comes from the Island of Naxos, in the Greek Archipelago; silicon carbide, corundum, and corundite are found in South Africa; and an aluminous abrasive is found in the south of France and the Pyrenees. All are used in making grindingwheels, etc.
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