smoothing (part of speech: verb)
- " Just as I thought," said he, going on vigorously with the polishing. - "The Mysterious Shin Shira", George Edward Farrow.
- The principal outcome was the identification of the yeast and rice polishing substance with the factor carried by protein- free milk. - "The Vitamine Manual", Walter H. Eddy.
- Mrs. McGurk ushered us into the library; and then, not to leave us alone, came in herself on a pretense of polishing the brass. - "Dear Enemy", Jean Webster.