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Definitionpolish and make shiny — especially metal
or more generally: to improve something — especially the impression that something makes
- I removed the habit, and there shone forth beneath a grand plaid silk frock, white trousers, and burnished shoes; and, while her eyes sparkled joyfully when the dogs came bounding up to welcome her, she dared hardly touch them lest they should fawn upon her splendid garments.Chapter 7 (5% in)
There are no more uses of "burnish" in Wuthering Heights.
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