burnish

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To make smooth or shiny by rubbing; to polish; to shine

In pottery, a stone is sometimes used to burnish a pot before firing, giving it a smooth, shiny look.

to make brilliant or shining
{v} to polish, bright, growbright
To smooth the surface of a pot by rubbing with a hard object to give a finish with a polished effect
Before firing, a hardening clay pot is burnished – rubbed with a smooth, hard implement – to compact the clay and make it smooth, shiny and watertight
{f} make shiny or smooth by rubbing, polish
To apply to or finish by the act of rubbing
polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
To burnish the image of someone or something means to improve their image. The European Parliament badly needs a president who can burnish its image. = improve
the property of being smooth and shiny
Usually refers to the use of high speed equipment when buffing a floor and designates a type of maintenance program
The effect of burnishing; gloss; brightness; luster
Smooth or shiny area above the breakout on a sheared edge Also called shear or cut band
Part of the method for correcting incised lines in an intaglio plate after the area below the level of the incision has been scraped away so that it will no longer hold ink, it is smothered and polished so that incidental lines of scraping will not print top
To polish or rub to a smoother or glossier surface
Use of a tool to firmly rub copper foil onto glass The point being that copper foil that is not burnished will fall apart upon soldering or any stress being placed on the project
is to make shiny or lustrous especially by rubbing To rub with a tool (a burnisher) to make smooth or for turning an edge
To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large
To cause to shine; to make smooth and bright; to polish; specifically, to polish by rubbing with something hard and smooth; as, to burnish brass or paper
{i} gloss, shine, luster
/ burnisher - To use a smooth and hardened surface hand tool, called a burnisher, to polish an edge of a tool or to polish either soft ferrous or non-ferrous surfaces Most burnishers are oblong in cross section and slightly curved from handle to end and which taper to a point
To smooth a workpiece by rolling or sliding it over a surface under pressure
The term used to describe the rubbing down and securing of copy to a keyline
burnished
Simple past tense and past participle of burnish
burnisher
{n} a person or tool that burnishes
Burnished
burned
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You can describe something as burnished when it is bright or smooth. The clouds glowed like burnished gold. = polished
burnished
Past tense of burnish
burnished
made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents"
burnished
{s} shined, polished
burnished
Polished, made shiny by rubbing (especially with a burnisher)
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It has a variety of forms adapted to special uses
burnisher
One who burnishes
burnisher
{i} polisher, shiner
burnisher
A tool with a hard, smooth, rounded end or surface, as of steel, ivory, or agate, used in smoothing or polishing by rubbing
burnisher
a tool with a flat blunt wand used to smooth or shine an area using friction
burnisher
A tool used to burnish, for making smooth and shiny by rubbing
burnisher
An intaglio tool with a wooden handle and a metal shaft that has a smooth, hard end It can be used to flatten the roughened printing plate by pressing against it, thereby lightening a line or a tonal area
burnisher
A bent, rounded tool, usually of metal or bone, with a smooth surface for polishing the plate top
burnisher
polishes or shines metal
burnishes
third-person singular of burnish
burnishing
The process of developing a smooth lustrous surface on metal parts by tumbling in a drum with small steel balls or by rubbing with hard metal pads
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dry polishing of hardened, unfired clay to produce a smooth, shiny surface which may be fired
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The processing of a previously machined bar to a finished size and a smooth surface finish by means of displacement, rather than removal, of surface roughness
burnishing
- Essentially a polishing process in which the rounded edges and point of a metal blade set in a wooden handle are used to compact and smooth the surface of a formed silver object, or to brighten the dull surface of cast silver
burnishing
altering the surfaces of a coin to make it look better than it actually is Burnishing is a bit more aggressive than polishing
burnishing
Process of polishing a cured coating to improve release and low friction
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Smoothing and polishing metal by rubbing with a hardened steel or stone burnisher The tool has a short wooden handle and a curved or straight finger-like work face The steel face is oval in cross section
burnishing
Descriptive term referring to smooth, very bright, mirror-like surfaces usually indicating the need for better lubrication
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Polishing leather-hard clay or terra sigillata by rubbing the surface with a smooth pebble or metal spoon or dry chamois
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The formation of shiny areas on a painted surface, as a result of rubbing or washing
burnishing
The process of polishing the surface of a pot until the clay is compacted and the surface smooth and glossy a hard object like a smooth stone or the back of a spoon is usually used
burnishing
a process by w planchet or coin are made to shine through rubbing or polishing
burnishing
present participle of burnish
burnishing
The smoothing and polishing of a metal surface by rubbing or tumbling in the presence of metallic or ceramic balls, and in the absence of abrasives
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Polishing through friction typically from high speed mechanical means using a polishing agent
burnishing
A process by which the surfaces of a planchet or a coin are made to shine through rubbing or polishing This term is used in two contexts -- one positive, one negative In a positive sense, Proof planchets are burnished before they are struck -- a procedure done originally by rubbing wet sand across the surfaces to impart a mirror like finish In a negative sense, the surfaces on repaired and altered coins sometimes are burnished by various methods In some instances, a high-speed drill with some type of wire brush attachment is used to achieve this effect
burnishing
The process of developing a smooth, lustrous surface on metal parts by tumbling in a drum with small steel balls or by rubbing with hard metal pads
burnishing
a process in which the surfaces of a planchet or coin are made to shine through rubbing or polishing
burnishing
A technique where the Leather hard clay is polished with a hard instrument to force the smallest clay particles to the surface creating a soft sheen This surface remains after the pot is fired so long as the firing temperature is kept below 1100oC
burnishing
In photoengraving, treatment of a printing plate to darken local areas by spreading the printing surface of lines and dots
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A process by which leatherhard or blackhard clay is made smooth by rubbing it with a hard smooth object like a stone, spoon or piece of glass This procedure gives the piece a polished look Burnished pots are usually unglazed but sometimes fine slips are applied to add to the decorating Burnishing not only adds a glossy surface, it also contributes to the durability of the clay by making it more resistant to water absorption See also leatherhard, blackhard, slip
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Dry polishing of a hardened unfired piece to produce a glaze-like surface which may be fired
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Enhancing the smoothness and shininess of a surface such as metallic pigment by polishing with a burnishing tool
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The smoothing of surfaces by rubbing, accomplished chiefly by the movement rather than the removal of the surface layer
burnishing
Polishing leatherhard clay by rubbing with a smooth stone or back of a spoon etc
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