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- to make smooth or shiny by rubbing; to polish; to shine
- In pottery, a stone is sometimes used to burnish a pot before firing, giving it a smooth, shiny look.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Bur"nish (&?;), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Burnished (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n.
Burnishing.] [OE. burnischen, burnissen,
burnen, OF. burnir, brunir, to make brown, polish, F.
brunir, fr. F. brun brown, fr. OHG. br&?;n; cf. MHG.
briunen to make brown, polish. See Brown,
a.] 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.
The frame of burnished steel, that east a glare
From far, and seemed to thaw the freezing air.
Now the village windows blaze,
Burnishing machine, a machine for smoothing and
polishing by compression, as in making paper collars.
Burnished by the setting sun.
Bur"nish, v. i. 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.
My thoughts began to burnish, sprout, and swell.
Bur"nish, n. The effect of burnishing;
gloss; brightness; luster. Crashaw.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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