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- n. A tool used to burnish, for making smooth and shiny by rubbing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who burnishes.
- n. A tool with a hard, smooth, rounded end or surface, as of steel, ivory, or agate, used in smoothing or polishing by rubbing. It has a variety of forms adapted to special uses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who burnishes or polishes.
- n. A tool of various shapes and material, but commonly with a smooth, slightly convex head, used for polishing in various processes and operations, as in porcelain-painting, dentistry, etc.
- n. An instrument of tempered steel, with slightly curved polished sides and rounded point, used by etchers and line-engravers to remove roughnesses, scratches, and stains from the surface of a metal plate.
- n. In shoemaking, a polishing-machine which holds the shoe firmly while a heated steel tool is pressed with force against the heel or sole, previously moistened with a preparation of varnish.
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She was a retired burnisher at Bruce Fox in New Albany.
‘Verily, then, I may enter,’ said Kai, ‘for there is no better burnisher of swords than I.’
Scraper burnisher to be firmly pressed on the wide face during burnishing.
- Burnishing of the ridge by moving the scraper burnisher along the longitudinal narrow faces and pressing it towards the wide face.
- Burnishing of the wide faces by means of a scraper burnisher humidified with oil until there is no ridge anymore.
Using the rib burnisher with the spongy side down, she picked up a dab of the cooled red fat, and rubbed the mixture into the prepared bison skin, pressing hard as she held the hide in her hand.
Also, cotton, alcohol, punches and a flat - faced burnisher. '
It was a cabochon stone and the blade of his burnisher closed the bezel deftly.
The gold leaf is laid on the still wet edge, and when slightly dry is covered with a sheet of paper and rubbed down with a burnisher, and when entirely dry is burnished again with a smooth piece of agate or bloodstone.
The parts of the plate that are too light are made darker by rubbing down the surface of the plate with a tool called the burnisher.