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- v. to polish to make something shiny
- v. to hone (one's skills)
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- v. bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The wagon made heavy weather of the turn at the bottom of the hill, but was into the farmyard at last, and there was left, an innocent-looking adjunct, in the cartshed, whilst the carter went off to his breakfast, or perhaps to polish up his holy lights, whatever these ostensible manifestations of dark superstition (for as such Mrs. Bradley interpreted them) might be.