Can you furbish up your old ones till then, and thereby prove yourself sensible for once?
I have, however, a maxim of Thoreau which I furbish up for just such occasions.
Look you, my good Stephen, can't you let me go in somewhere and furbish myself up a little before breakfast?
Put on the helmets and the brigandines, and furbish the spears.
Any transcendentalist who wishes to furbish up his philosophic furniture will find this a good workshop for the purpose.
It only induces Guido to furbish up his tools for a fresh assault.
Of course the teeth and the hair are gone for ever, but I think I can furbish up the smile, the eye and the hands.
Their chief kept me for a time to oversee and tend his horse, and to furbish his weapons.
A little later, on May 7th, 1839, she wanted to furbish up her mantle with ribbon velvet at 5d.
But we will go off together in a week or two, so try and furbish up your French.
late 14c. (implied mid-13c. in surname Furbisher), from Old French forbiss-, present participle stem of forbir "to polish, burnish; mend, repair" (12c., Modern French fourbir), from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German furban "to polish"), from PIE root *prep- "to appear." Related: Furbished; furbishing.