Synonyms for burnish
Antonyms for burnish
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BURNISH
The burnish was gone from every part of the landscape, and a mild twilight reigned.
The perfect night sky shone coldly with the burnish of its million stars.
Their first care was to burnish up their armour and their weapons.
Burnish them if necessary, and you will see a band of light reflected from each wire.
This was a great avenue of trees, lined with the burnish of copper beeches.
And when they be about to burnish they smite the ground with their feet and welter like a horse.
No attempt should be made to burnish gilding done in this way.
There was his little moustache-brush, and phial of brilliantine to burnish it.
The lectern he had done his best to burnish; but it was still a cripple from the fire.
You can also burnish these useless little blotches in the mountains.
early 14c., from Old French burniss- present participle stem of burnir, metathesis of brunir "to shine, gleam, sparkle" (trans.), "to polish, make sparkle, make bright, shine," from brun "brown; polished," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German brun, Old Norse brunn "bright, polished; brown;" see brown (adj.)). The connection to "brown" might be explained if the original objects in mind were wooden ones. Related: Burnished; burnishing.