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Synonyms for burnish

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for burnish

to give a gleaming luster to, usually through friction

a radiant brightness or glow, usually due to light reflected from a smooth surface

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Synonyms for burnish

polish and make shiny

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He undid the burnished belt, and beneath this the cuirass and the belt of mail which the bronze-smiths had made; then, when he had seen the wound, he wiped away the blood and applied some soothing drugs which Chiron had given to Aesculapius out of the good will he bore him.
"Make sure of it, and if they want it, have them burnished up.
A scarred and wrinkled precipice rises to a height of eighteen hundred feet; on a tiny bench half way up its vast wall, sits a little snowflake of a church, no bigger than a martin-box, apparently; skirting the base of the cliff are a hundred orange groves and gardens, flecked with glimpses of the white dwellings that are buried in them; in front, three or four gondolas lie idle upon the water--and in the burnished mirror of the lake, mountain, chapel, houses, groves and boats are counterfeited so brightly and so clearly that one scarce knows where the reality leaves off and the reflection begins!
Tik-tok moved by clockwork, and was made all of burnished copper.
The distant spruce groves were burnished bronze, and their long shadows barred the upland meadows.
There was no need for the Rainbow's Daughter to answer, for turning the bend in the road there came advancing slowly toward them a funny round man made of burnished copper, gleaming brightly in the sun.
He was only about as tall as Dorothy herself, and his body was round as a ball and made out of burnished copper.
He encouraged PKR's leaders to burnish idealism (menggilap idealisme) so the party can move from strength to strength.
"It's a shame Jamie is willing to burnish the oil giant's reputation, while tarnishing his own."
These 100 percent acrylic latex paints have an outstanding adhesion and coverage, offering a burnish and mildew resistant coating and providing the durability for use in high humidity and high traffic areas; according to the company.
3M has introduced the Sky Blue Hi Performance Burnish Pad 3050, an extremely durable burnishing floor pad engineered to deliver high-gloss Hours while reducing burn and swirl marks on softer finishes.
Paint that has high degrees of wash-ability, scrubability, and burnish resistance will hold up better over time.
Summary: SHANGHAI: General Motors unveiled a new electric concept car in China on Wednesday, aiming to burnish its image as a supplier of non-polluting cars tailored to the crowded mega-cities of the future.