Synonyms for polisher

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Truth is his inspirer, and earnestness the polisher of his sentences.

It reminded him of Teyssdre, the polisher, and his glass of good wine.

The bottom of the polisher is covered with a piece of Brussels carpet.

A lapidary is a cutter, polisher, or engraver of precious stones.

Constantinople had been the tutor and polisher of the Turks.

On Wednesday mornings the polisher opened the door, because Corentine was dressing her mistress.

Fage is to be shown up as soon as he comes,' he said, not addressing himself directly to the polisher.

The methods of finishing are legion and every polisher has a few little "kinks" of his own which he regards as trade secrets.

It would be well also that one of the printers, or the polisher, strive to attain skill in cutting stones to size.

Prime, the graceful raconteur who goes a-fishing, says, 'firelight is as much of a polisher in-doors as moonlight outside.'

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., polischen "make smooth," from Old French poliss-, present participle stem of polir (12c.) "to polish, decorate, see to one's appearance," from Latin polire "to polish, make smooth; decorate, embellish;" figuratively "refine, improve," said to be from Proto-Indo-European *pel- "to thrust, strike, drive" (via the notion of fulling cloth). The sense of "free from coarseness, to refine" first recorded in English mid-14c. Related: Polished; polishing. Slang polish off "finish" is 1837, from notion of applying a coat of polish being the final step in a piece of work.

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