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Over-eager hobbyists sometimes dunk coins in vinegar to clean off their protective patinas or straighten bent pieces of metal, potentially erasing clues as to how they were once used or why they were discarded.
HOW SCOTLAND FORGED A RARE ALLIANCE BETWEEN AMATEUR TREASURE HUNTERS AND ARCHAEOLOGISTSCORINNE IOZZIOAUGUST 24, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Like all denim clothing, the Bone Button looks even better with a patina, so I’m looking forward to breaking it in even more during the fall.
THE CASE FOR LONG-SLEEVED SHIRTS IN SUMMERJRELLOSAJULY 28, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
His prose is burnished with an antique patina that evokes the mid-19th century.
OPRAH’S LATEST BOOK CLUB PICK, ‘THE SWEETNESS OF WATER,’ IS A MIRACULOUS DEBUTRON CHARLESJUNE 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Like the backs of iPods past, you can expect all that knocking around in your pocket, purse or pet collar to leave a patina on your gadget.
WITH THE HELP OF A WORLD FULL OF IPHONES, APPLE’S AIRTAGS HAVE ALREADY OUTSMARTED THE COMPETITIONPATRICK LUCAS AUSTINJUNE 7, 2021TIME
Old paintings acquire a patina that’s part of their heritage.
HOW THESE ROTHKOS WERE RESTORED WITHOUT TOUCHING THE CANVASADAM ROGERSMAY 30, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
With her celebrity patina and designer fashion tastes, she resembled Jacqueline Kennedy more than feminists Betty Ford or Rosalynn Carter.
ON THE WORLD STAGE, NANCY REAGAN FOUND THE ROLE OF A LIFETIMEBARBARA PERRYAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She plays Cassie as a woman who’s been robbed of joy, leaving a smudged patina of exhaustion and distrust behind.
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN STARTS WITH A CATHARTIC BLAST. THEN IT GETS BOGGED DOWN WITH CYNICISMSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJANUARY 15, 2021TIME
A cast iron skillet will develop a deep, dark patina over time.
HINTS FROM HELOISE: SANITIZING AND DISINFECTING AREN’T THE SAME THINGHELOISE HELOISEOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In this case, Twitter’s moderation response was more aggressive than its published policies, which made it harder to generate a patina of legitimacy in this particular instance.
THE PERILS OF LETTING SOCIAL MEDIA TITANS CORRECT MISINFORMATIONJAKEMETHOCTOBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
For the past 15 years I’ve been working in the Halloween mask industry and bronze foundry business as a mask maker, photographer, painter and patina artist.
MAKING HALLOWEEN MASKS THAT DON’T SUCKEUGENE ROBINSONOCTOBER 16, 2020OZY
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO PATINA

  • flash
  • glare
  • glaze
  • gleam
  • glint
  • glitz
  • gloss
  • lambency
  • light
  • luminosity
  • luster
  • patina
  • radiance
  • rub
  • sheen
  • shimmer
  • show
  • sparkle
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