A young French officer of Zouaves was coming towards her; his high wrinkled and varnished boots gleamed in the gaslight.
As the spars have to be varnished, it is best to make them first.
The Bee has varnished the clay of her cell with the saliva applied by her tongue.
This varnish will set, or keep its place on the silk in four hours, the silk may then be turned and varnished on the other side.
Even in the extreme heat Monkey Brand wore a high hat and a long buttoned-up frock-coat and varnished boots.
The case is made of hardwood, and is varnished to match cabinet work.
Some seven years ago I varnished a table-top which had been grained.
They might be varnished, and that would make them look very neat and pretty.
He had a varnished look, and, dressed for the part, would have made a splendid stage pirate.
By that time he must have known every pine knot in the varnished ceiling.
mid-14c., from Old French vernis "varnish" (12c.), from Medieval Latin vernix "odorous resin," perhaps from Late Greek verenike, from Greek Berenike, name of an ancient city in Libya (modern Bengasi) credited with the first use of varnishes. The town is named for Berenike II, queen of Egypt (see Berenice). Figurative sense of "specious gloss, pretense," is recorded from 1560s.
late 14c.; see varnish (n.). Related: Varnished; varnishing.