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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Definitions for burnish

  1. to make shiny by polishing
  2. a polish or shine

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Citations for burnish
A burnish on the copper pots made them very attractive. ,
The craftsman burnished and refurbished metalworks. ,
Origin of burnish
1275-1325
c.1325, from Old French burniss-, extended stem of burnir, metathesis of brunir "to make brown/bright, polish," from brun "brown, polished," from a Germanic source