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- adj. Obsolete form of varnished.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of varnish.
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But onely painted like his varnisht Friends "? where he inserts a comma after" painted, "properly enough, but without at all changing the sense of the passage, or facilitating our comprehension of it in the slightest degree.
869: To gaze on Christian fooles with varnisht faces:
1586: But onely painted like his varnisht Friends: