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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of varnish.
- adj. coated, or decorated with varnish
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- adj. having a coating of stain or varnish
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Brethren of St. Francis and their clients, which still roughen the pavement of Santa Croce at Florence, and recall the varnished polychrome decoration of those Greek monuments in connexion with the worn-out blazonry of the funeral brasses of England and Flanders.
Lay long talking with my wife in bed, then up with great content and to my chamber to set right a picture or two, Lovett having sent me yesterday Sancta Clara's head varnished, which is very fine, and now my closet is so full stored, and so fine, as I would never desire to have it better.
Lovett having sent me yesterday Sancta Clara's head varnished, which is very fine, and now my closet is so full stored, and so fine, as I would never desire to have it better.
Either that or they adopt a look that I can only describe as varnished and metropolitan.
... is itself but a mixed good, if not far more a corrupting influence, the hectic of disease, not the blossom of health, and a nation so distinguished more fitly to be called a varnished than a polished people, where civilization is not grounded in cultivation, in the harmonious development of those qualities and faculties that characterize our humanity.
-- This plaster is a kind of varnished silk, and its manufacture is very easy.
It is merely a kind of varnished silk, and its manufacture is very easy.
They are the ones whom the French call "varnished," which is a way of saying that projectiles glance off their anatomy.
It happened before I went in for hydrogen gas balloons, all of varnished silk, doubled and lined, and all that, and fit for voyages of days instead of mere hours.
The trousers tight around the hips, and thence hanging long and loose around the feet, a superabundance of checked shirt, a low - crowned, well-varnished black hat, worn on the back of the head, with half a fathom of black ribbon hanging over the left eye, and
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