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Definitionpolish and make shiny — especially metal
or more generally: to improve something — especially the impression that something makes
- Its beak shone like burnished gold, and its eyes glinted like jet set in yellow stones; its huge white wings were half lifted.2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 -- Farewell to Lorien (45% in)
There are no more uses of "burnish" in The Fellowship of the Ring.
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