from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Finish or decoration in lacquer, especially Japanese lacquer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or business of putting on lacquer; also, the coat of lacquer put on.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of lacquer.


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  • Buddhas, contemplative and priceless, locked in wonderful Burmese cabinets, strange ornaments of brass and perfume-burners from India, mandarin robes of peacock-blue, and tiny caskets of that violet lacquering which is one of the lost arts of Japan.

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  • Two birds fly among peonies on a box made with a lacquering technique that can take more than a year to complete.

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  • But never over-use them; "lacquering" can destroy the hair's natural fibers.

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  • It was a question of nose muscle control and delicate lacquering of the air with thought pellets.

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  • It was a question of nose muscle control and delicate lacquering of the air with thought pellets.

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  • I pictured my mother reading one of her mystery books or lacquering her hair with bright auburn dye, the color stained in ragged peaks across her neck.

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  • The Chinese were the first people to make waterproof umbrellas, by waxing and lacquering the paper parasol cover.

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  • And a good long wash and lacquering I gave it—aah, is there any better feeling?

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  • Now, although only a portion of the floorboards are new (due to an historically faithful home extention) they still require lacquering every three to four years which in itself necessitates moving from the home for a few days.

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  • Each piece proceeds through a number of sketches, paint, lacquer, paint, sanding, buffing, and re-lacquering in more stages than the average Rolls Royce's paint job as lacquer and design becomes one with the underlying wood in a lyrical process.

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