The marble is cut and polished in Turkey and labeled with a 'Made in Turkey' sticker.
Even his many critics concede that Mr. Blair turned in a polished, assured performance, after his shaky (contrived or not) start.
His manner is jovial, and stories are told with polished assurance: part performer, part toff.
It was a place I recognized, far more appealing than the polished theatrics of scripted versions.
The DVD was accompanied by a personalized basketball jersey and a piece of polished amber.
Youd have preferred him to start with mahogany and polished brass.
He had come to the school "a little savage," so the polished French boys declared.
He sat in an alcove, by a large, polished window of the club.
When I had polished them off, Anthony shook his green-turbaned head.
It had a smooth, polished skin, which shone and glistened in the moonlight like the back of a whale.
early 14c., polischen "make smooth," from Old French poliss-, present participle stem of polir (12c.) "to polish, decorate, see to one's appearance," from Latin polire "to polish, make smooth; decorate, embellish;" figuratively "refine, improve," said to be from Proto-Indo-European *pel- "to thrust, strike, drive" (via the notion of fulling cloth). The sense of "free from coarseness, to refine" first recorded in English mid-14c. Related: Polished; polishing. Slang polish off "finish" is 1837, from notion of applying a coat of polish being the final step in a piece of work.
1590s, "absence of coarseness," from polish (v.). From 1704 as "act of polishing;" 1819 as "substance used in polishing."