steel-wool pad

steel-wool pad
abrader consisting of a pad of steel wool used for polishing or smoothing
Hypernyms: ↑abrader, ↑abradant

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  • S.O.S Soap Pad — is a trade name for a scouring pad, used for cleaning dishes, and made from steel wool impregnated with soap.In 1917, Ed Cox of San Francisco, an aluminum pot salesman, invented a pre soaped pad with which to clean pots. As a way of introducing… …   Wikipedia

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