from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Finished with great care; polished.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Finely wrought; elaborate; refined.
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The portraits of Holbein are of this high-finished manner; and for colouring and similitude what was ever beyond them?
Rembrandt and His Works Comprising a Short Account of His Life; with a Critical Examination into His Principles and Practice of Design, Light, Shade, and Colour. Illustrated by Examples from the Etchings of Rembrandt.
Over white stockings, below the long and full-bodied skirt, showed the crossed bands of long elastic tapes tied in an ankle bow to hold in place her little slippers of black high-finished leather.
What royal cabinet is to be enriched with these high-finished pictures of the arrogance of the sworn enemies of kings and the meek patience of a British administration?
Like the high-finished Dutch pictures, mere truth, well and minutely told, makes all its merit. "
I am happy also in testifying mj iMiknowledgments to Mr. Ken*ich, for several high-finished drawings; and for many useful particulars to the late Sir John Cullum (V si fata aapera rum fax Ij who lived not to see the suc - cess of his labours and those of his excellent Coadjutor in my behalf.