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burnish

(bĕr′nĭsh)
To condense or polish a metal surface with a smooth metal instrument.

bur·nish

(bŭrnish)
To smooth and polish (e.g., when a dental instrument is rubbed over a rough surface).
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The three bushing samples were lathe bore d, reamed and vibration burnished correspondingly.
Nothing gives this off better than flickering light through burnished copper and glass - it's the next best thing to a roaring fire.
While his four new nail shades complete the look, in Silver Smoke, Gold Haze, Burnished Rouge and Burnt Topaz, for a real molten mirror look.
Hassan, "An investigation into the surface characteristics of burnished cast Al-Cu alloys", Int.
Forty potsherds with pattern-burnished decoration-representing only about 2% of the burnished pottery assemblage-were recovered from the site.
Using different technological parameters of milling and burnishing 216 different burnished surfaces was obtained on 36 milled surfaces.
Perhaps Scotland's image abroad has been burnished by the sight of the world's most powerful men gathering to chew the fat.
For example, in France they used a red/orange bole, which is usually found under the water-gilded burnished highlights.
The North Fork Bank branch features a terrazzo floor radiating in a starburst from a central checking desk, deep brown, palm-leaf pattern carpet, woven dark wood fixtures, metal painted ceiling tiles, handcrafted burnished brass chandelier and oversized plush leather chairs.
From Peru; low-fired, porous, decorative: burnished in a smoky black/brown.
Lohr's symbolic and structural concerns can be seen as united in Piccola torre (Small Tower), Piccola piramide (Small Pyramid), and Piccolo tempio (Small Temple), all from 2004, where ivy seeds (in gorgeous burnished colors) have been skillfully interwoven to construct archetypal architectural forms, evoking an array of cultural and anthropological associations.