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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • His chariot was being trundled back from the stream by the two bodyguards, with Lar riding proudly behind the now gleaming bright-work.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • a mile long stratum of rose-tinted smoke hanging parallel to the horizon’s plane; the westering sun struck sparks from her bright-work.

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