Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of varnish.

Etymologies

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varnish +‎ -like

Examples

  • And by implication, any varnishlike formations on Mars would have the same nonbiological origins.

    First Contact

  • Maybe a varnishlike coating will emerge on the side without varnish bacteria instead, giving support to the theory that the varnish is formed by chemical processes involving the wind, the sun, dust, and the surface of the rock.

    First Contact

  • The wall should be covered with the outer varnishlike layer (periople) and should show no cracks or clefts.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • This band produces the perioplic horn, the thin varnishlike layer of glistening horn, which forms the surface of the wall or "crust," and whose purpose seems to be to retard evaporation of moisture from the wall.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

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