from The Century Dictionary.
- To polish or furbish up in order to set off to advantage.
- To fatten, as slaves, for sale.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb Obs. or R. To furbish up for sale; to set off to advantage.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
What little seems to be authentic history is easily told; nor are, for our present purpose, of much value the legends, which mangonize the life of Buddha.