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burnish
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
polish and make shiny — especially metal

or more generally:  to improve something — especially the impression that something makes
  • Out of habit he looks at his watch — stainless-steel case, burnished aluminum band, still shiny although it no longer works.
    p. 3.6

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