burnished

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

burnished ‎(not comparable)

  1. Polished, made shiny by rubbing (especially with a burnisher).
    • 1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter I”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.

Verb[edit]

burnished

  1. simple past tense and past participle of burnish