from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who furbishes; especially, a sword cutler, who finishes sword blades and similar weapons.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who furbishes; esp., a sword cutler, who finishes sword blades and similar weapons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which furbishes, or makes bright by rubbing; one who or that which cleans or polishes.
furbish + -er. Compare French fourbisseur. (Wiktionary)
Where the innate capacity is good, education may make an impression upon it; but no furbisher knows how to give a polish to iron which is of a bad temper.
He is called "a furbisher of every cutting instrument of copper and iron."