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- n. A tool used to burnish, for making smooth and shiny by rubbing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who burnishes.
- n. A tool with a hard, smooth, rounded end or surface, as of steel, ivory, or agate, used in smoothing or polishing by rubbing. It has a variety of forms adapted to special uses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who burnishes or polishes.
- n. A tool of various shapes and material, but commonly with a smooth, slightly convex head, used for polishing in various processes and operations, as in porcelain-painting, dentistry, etc.
- n. An instrument of tempered steel, with slightly curved polished sides and rounded point, used by etchers and line-engravers to remove roughnesses, scratches, and stains from the surface of a metal plate.
- n. In shoemaking, a polishing-machine which holds the shoe firmly while a heated steel tool is pressed with force against the heel or sole, previously moistened with a preparation of varnish.
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