Next rub with sweet oil and rotten stone, using a soft woolen cloth for the polisher.
Truth is his inspirer, and earnestness the polisher of his sentences.
The presser keeps this in motion with his left hand, whilst with the right he guides the polisher.
It reminded him of Teyssdre, the polisher, and his glass of good wine.
He wrote verses with elegance in French, Spanish and Italian, and was a polisher of his native language in a barbarous age.
The bottom of the polisher is covered with a piece of Brussels carpet.
The first thing the finisher does to a book is to go over the back with a polisher and smooth out any irregularities.
Constantinople had been the tutor and polisher of the Turks.
Fage is to be shown up as soon as he comes,' he said, not addressing himself directly to the polisher.
On Wednesday mornings the polisher opened the door, because Corentine was dressing her mistress.
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."