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- n. A type of varnish, consisting of shellac dissolved in methylated spirits, used to polish wood.
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- adj. The glossy surface produced by the application of the above.
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- n. a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
- n. the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
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“Une vieille dame de leur connaissance” (Night clviii.) puts French polish upon the matter of fact Arab’s “an old woman.”