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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of furbish.


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  • The mystery is cleverly devised with fabulous plausible spins and misdirections as Caro peacock furbishes an entertaining early nineteenth century investigative tale.

    A Dangerous Affair-Caro Peacock « The Merry Genre Go Round Reviews

  • I lay awake at night, gazing at the white-gesso ceiling with its furbishes of fruit and flowers.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • Mortality, he furbishes the tombstones of royal mistresses -- is yet constrained to bear witness to the popularity and influence which

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863

  • She brings out a daughter to be the delight of young Guardsmen, and marries her to a widowed Peer; she furbishes up forgotten relations, and allows them to shine in the rays of her glory; she is charitable after the manner of fancy fairs, and the hospitality of her house becomes proverbial.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, April 18, 1891

  • But I must confess he furbishes-up his Grace in so glorious an

    Andrew Marvell

  • He provides himself with a more magnificent cumberbund, enlarges the border of gold thread on his puggree, and furbishes up his English that he may converse pleasantly with mem saheb.

    Behind the Bungalow

  • She furbishes up her old knowledge and talks with them, she reads the books he has recommended to Violet, and they discuss them together until it appears as if she were the interested one.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

  • The poorest and most secluded furbishes up his coat of royal blue and his cross of St. Louis that he may, when the occasion offers, tender his respects to his neighbor, the grand seignior, or to the prince who is passing by.

    The Ancient Regime

  • And it's another winner, with Macca flitting between sweet pop, gritty rock, rustic roots, spacey psychedelia, trancy electronica and even gutbucket neo-blues while Youth furbishes it all with artsy, cutting-edge sonics.

    JAM! Showbiz

  • So might Christianity be lost among us; if we had nothing to do, it would dwindle and decay, and corrupt by degrees, as water stagnates by standing still: but when we are put to contend earnestly for the faith, it quickens our zeal, keeps us upon our guard, trims our lamp, and furbishes the sword of the spirit, which might otherwise rust in its scabbard.

    The Scholar armed against the errors of the time, or, A collection of tracts on the principles and evidences of Christianity, the constitution of the Church, and the authority of civil government ..


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