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burnish
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Moby Dick
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  • Yet, in saying this, I do but indirectly burnish a little brighter the noble merit of the poem and the poet.
  • But one transparent blue morning, when a stillness almost preternatural spread over the sea, however unattended with any stagnant calm; when the long burnished sun-glade on the waters seemed a golden finger laid across them, enjoining some secrecy; when the slippered waves whispered together as they softly ran on; in this profound hush of the visible sphere a strange spectre was seen by Daggoo from the main-mast-head.

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  • burnished bronze
  • burnish her reputation

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