Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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Word of the Day for Tuesday, February 17, 2009

burnish \BUR-nish\, verb, noun:

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

A burnish on the copper pots made them very attractive.
The craftsman burnished and refurbished metalworks.

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

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