unvarnished


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without addition, decoration, or qualification

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not having a coating of stain or varnish

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free from any effort to soften to disguise

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You can have your wood plain and unvarnished or lacquered with high shine, polished to perfection or stripped back and unsanded, or you can create 'colour' schemes by mixing and matching types of wood.
He gives unvarnished portraits of early conservation leaders such as Gifford Pinchot and Bernard Fernow, and shows how the Progressive era kick-started environmental conservation.
org Derek Cressman offers his unvarnished insights in The Recall's Broken Promise: How Big Money Still Runs California Politics, a no-nonsense denouncement of the increasingly blurry ethics of California's partisan politics.
In writing Nice Jewish Felon, Mehler presents the unvarnished truth about himself and his life; the difficult process of coming to terms with his past and determining to shape a better future is plainly evident within the prose.
Close was one of few people both willing and able to tell Mobutu the unvarnished truth; as years progressed and the nation's situation worsened, Close finally had to leave, and let history take its course.
Nearly three decades before the creation of the State of Israel, Chesterton observed the Christians, Jews, and Muslims of Palestine; his unvarnished conclusions are presented at face value, without any allowances for political correctness or other modern contrivances.
But then he links them to the six, retired "dissident" generals who, rather than offering unvarnished and private advice to Bush, issue a public call for him to fire his secretary of defense.
That's the Sun for you, giving you the unvarnished facts straight from the shoulder.
Wishing to capture that unvarnished, impromptu sound for Cook's disc, Hailey says she and the gang built a makeshift outdoor studio, with Cook recording that very night.
Lurie's politics are reflected in Hanson's confirmation speech before the Senate, in which she calls for taking "every gun out of every home, period" and "making the selling of cigarettes to our youth a federal offense" before descending into unvarnished state worship and dubbing Congress her "church.
While no milestone, the latest dispatch from casa de Springsteen is a quiet, unvarnished set that resonates with country and folk flourishes.
Our job in the news media is to try to discover the unvarnished truth about the work of our public bodies.
By all accounts the project appears to be real, unvarnished and provocative.
On issue after issue," Wyden told The New York Times, "there's a real question about whether the country and the Congress are going to get an unvarnished picture of our intelligence situation at a critical time.