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bur•nish



Pronunciation: (bûr'nish), [key]
v.t.
1. to polish (a surface) by friction.
2. to make smooth and bright.
3. Engraving.to flatten and enlarge the dots of (a halftone) by rubbing with a tool.

n.
gloss; brightness; luster: the burnish of brass andirons.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

burning glassburnisher
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