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  • verb Present participle of planish.

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Examples

  • The third, and worst, degree of turpitude is reached when a masterpiece is planished and patted into such a shape, vilely beautified in such a fashion as to conform to the notions and prejudices of a given public.

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  • In his Lectures on Russian Literature Vladimir Nabokov maintains that "the third, and worst, degree of turpitude" in literary translation, after "obvious errors" and skipping over awkward passages, is reached when a masterpiece is planished and patted into such a shape, vilely beautified in such a fashion as to conform to the notions and prejudices of a given public.

    Tolstoy's Real Hero

  • He was in flexible mail, and under the rim of his planished morion were amorous curls.

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  • When they have been smoothed and rounded, the surfaces are planished on the face by being placed separately in a die, under a small stamp, and causing them to receive a sharp blow from a polished steel hammer.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886

  • Sheets of zinc or of copper of a convenient size are carefully planished and polished with powdered pumice stone.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 344, August 5, 1882

  • He was in flexible mail, and under the rim of his planished morion were amorous curls.

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  • He was in flexible mail, and under the rim of his planished morion were amorous curls.

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  • Many a pleasant evening the two spent there, talking of locomotive planished iron, wire nails, and turnbuckles, and the late lunch Miss Monon served beat the system's regular buffet service a city block.

    Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories

  • In the same way it is also reported of the later mediæval Italian artists that they drew their subjects in "silver-style," upon planished fig-tree wood, the surface of which had been prepared with the powder obtained from calcined bones, -- a method, however, which seems only to have been employed in exceptional instances.

    Forty Centuries of Ink

  • -- A piece of brass or of polished copper, brass is preferred, is perfectly planished and its surface made perfectly clean.

    American Hand Book of the Daguerreotype

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