One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Polish or remove excess material from (something) by contact with an abrasive moving belt.‘after mitring, the tube is cleaned, degreased, and then linished’
- ‘It has been engraved with personalised, white paint filled, and then linished for a clean finish.’
- ‘We use linishing pads to flatten the welds, then a conditioning pad, then a coarse scotchbrite wheel mouted in a handheld polisher to regrain and clean the fillets.’
- ‘Using one piece per side, linish the axle where the rear seal of the hub will sit until smooth.’
- ‘The surface of a sheet of steel was degreased and linished, and then a slurry was sprayed onto it.’
- ‘The component mounting surfaces are machined, generally linished and remain uncoated.’
1970s (as a verb): blend of linen and finish.
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