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  • n. Obsolete form of varnish.
  • v. Obsolete form of varnish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Varnish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of varnish.

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Examples

  • Then I took him with me to a picture shop to choose a print for him to vernish, but did not agree for one then.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, May/Jun 1666

  • John Tradescant brought a small ozier from S. Omers in Flanders, which makes incomparable net-works, not much inferior to the Indian twig, or bent-works which we have seen; but if we had them in greater abundance, we should haply want the artificers who could employ them, and the dexterity to vernish so neatly.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

  • a picture shop to choose a print for him to vernish, but did not agree for one then.

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

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