from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. those metal objects about the decks of a vessel which are kept bright by polishing.
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Which is in marked contrast to the E-Class, where Mercedes has ditched conservatism for a more prominent three-box profile, squared off lines, angular, sharp creases, prominent shoulder lines, interesting wheel arch treatment from the '53 Ponton Benz and lots of bright-work.
XVIII The Clartham, almost two hundred cubits of red oak and fir, stretched nearly the length of the western pier, her bright-work glistening in the midday sun.
The bright red and yellow paint was fresh and shiny; every bit of bright-work, from the twin lamps at the front to the single lamp over the window at the rear, was polished until it gleamed like gold.
His chariot was being trundled back from the stream by the two bodyguards, with Lar riding proudly behind the now gleaming bright-work.
All three cylinders were white with the salt spray that had come down through the engine-room hatch; there was white fur on the canvas-bound steam-pipes, and even the bright-work deep below was speckled and soiled; but the cylinders had learned to make the most of steam that was half water, and were pounding along cheerfully.
Another interesting aspect of the Greenline is that it has a unique trim package that provides a few well-chosen extra features over the basic S model Superb, such as a leather steering wheel, darker rear "privacy glass" and some additional interior bright-work, which gives the cabin a bit of a lift.
a mile long stratum of rose-tinted smoke hanging parallel to the horizons plane; the westering sun struck sparks from her bright-work.