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used in The Aeneid

3 uses
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polish and make shiny — especially metal

or more generally:  to improve something — especially the impression that something makes
  • Some at their backs their gilded quivers bore; Their chains of burnish'd gold hung down before.
    Book 5 (64% in)
  • Then wakeful Palinurus rose, to spy The face of heav'n, and the nocturnal sky; And listen'd ev'ry breath of air to try; Observes the stars, and notes their sliding course, The Pleiads, Hyads, and their wat'ry force; And both the Bears is careful to behold, And bright Orion, arm'd with burnish'd gold.
    Book 3 (71% in)
  • Nor did his eyes less longingly behold The girdle-belt, with nails of burnish'd gold.
    Book 9 (44% in)

There are no more uses of "burnish" in The Aeneid.

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