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Burnish

Bur´nish
v. t.1.To cause to shine; to make smooth and bright; to polish; specifically, to polish by rubbing with something hard and smooth; as, to burnish brass or paper.
[imp. & p. p. Burnished ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Burnishing.]
The frame of burnished steel, that east a glare
From far, and seemed to thaw the freezing air.
- Dryden.
Now the village windows blaze,
Burnished by the setting sun.
- Cunningham.
Burnishing machine
a machine for smoothing and polishing by compression, as in making paper collars.
v. i.1.To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.
A slender poet must have time to grow,
And spread and burnish as his brothers do.
- Dryden.
My thoughts began to burnish, sprout, and swell.
- Herbert.
n.1.The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster.
Noun1.Burnishburnish - the property of being smooth and shiny
Synonyms: glossiness, polish, gloss
Verb1.burnish - polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
Synonyms: furbish, buff, flush
dress, finish, furbish, glance, glaze, gloss, luster, rub, rub up, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, sleek, slick, slick down, smooth, varnish
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Burnet
burnet bloodwort
Burnet moth
Burnet saxifrage
Burnett
Burnettize
Burnham
Burnie
Burniebee
Burning
burning at the stake
burning bush
Burning fluid
Burning glass
Burning house
Burning mirror
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burnished
Burnisher
Burnishing machine
Burnoose
burnous
burnouse
Burns
burnside
Burnstickle
Burnt
Burnt ear
burnt lime
Burnt offering
Burnt sacrifice
burnt sienna
burnt umber
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