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burnish
used in A Great and Terrible Beauty

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Definition
polish and make shiny — especially metal

or more generally:  to improve something — especially the impression that something makes
  • When it's my turn at the graveside, the dirt slips through my fingers onto Pippa's burnished coffin, where it makes the lightest of sounds.
    Chapter 38 (71% in)

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