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steel wool

noun
1.
a tangled or matted mass of stringlike steel shavings, used for scouring, polishing, smoothing, etc.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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steel wool

noun
1.
a tangled or woven mass of fine steel fibres, used for cleaning or polishing
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