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lacquer

(lak′ĕr) [Portuguese lacre, ult. fr Persian lâk, (tree) resin, lac]
A resin or varnish that leaves a tough coating on a surface. It may be impregnated with medication, e.g., in the treatment of diseases of the toenails or fingernails.
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Lacquering is another technique that combines the old with the new.
Red Zen chopsticks are made in three different factories in Japan, where there is the best understanding of different kinds of wood and the lacquering process, said Rose.
Lacquering a wooden box is a time consuming and painstaking process.