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  • n. Plural form of varnish.


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  • Corn also kind of varnishes over poor, "lovable, likable and inspiring" (his words) Barack Obama's numerous distortions of Clinton's votes and fundraising, in saying that Clinton's barbs are "much tougher an attack than anything Obama has hurled at her."

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  • Often an oil such as linseed was boiled with a resin such as pine resin or even frankincense; these were called 'varnishes' and were prized for their portrait oil painting


  • "Understand, it will not happen overnight, but in the next year the community will start hearing more and more about dental disease prevention, the impact of dental disease on physical health, and about ways that everyone can learn about all the new research on ways to improve dental health such as varnishes, sealants, and xylitol gum, mints, toothpaste, etc."

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  • In 2009, UGA scientists identified five "super ornamentals"—plants that showed high rates of contaminant removal when exposed in gas-tight glass jars to common household VOCs, such as benzene (present in cigarette smoke) and toluene (emitted from paints and varnishes).

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  • And in London, Selfridges asked super-stylist Katie Grand to stock their LOVE vending machine in the St Martins Lane Hotel through last month's London Fashion Week – she chose exclusive Dior nail varnishes and Diptyque Mimosa candles alongside Alexander Wang dresses and a vintage Rolex watch.

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  • What they said "One Less Lonely Girl" As grammatically as it is conceptually misguided, the name of the first in a new line of nail varnishes by Justin Bieber

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  • It's a pretty complex process in which the women learn about fabrics, water-based and oil-based varnishes, various sandpapers, tools, glues, and applying and drying techniques.

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  • Commonly used in processed foods of all kinds, it's also found in varnishes, lacquers, pesticide products, cosmetics, and perfumes to reduce the evaporation rate and improve stability.

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  • His famous figures—with their swan necks, almond eyes and old-world varnishes—are generalized, mannered and interchangeable.

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  • Driving around New Mexico, Boston constantly passed rock varnishes that featured the same manganese and iron that produced whatever had landed in her eye, and she got to thinking about what microbes might also be living in the varnish, or perhaps forming the varnish.

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