I had furbished up the memories of twenty years before—which was one mistake—and was looking forward to it—which was another.
I dare say it was sad stuff, furbished up at a moment's notice.
With highest elation York assisted in the preparation, furbished up his gun, and prepared to "slay dem buffaloes."
His mother marveled why Saul furbished himself up so carefully that evening.
Our clean blues were furbished up, lanyards scrubbed, and money counted.
The case is new, has the smell of new leather; and the diamond clasp looks recently furbished, even to a little chalk about it.
I bent my bow, I took out my arrows, I loosened my poignard, I furbished my arms.
Every thing was cleaned and furbished up, from battlement to dungeon keep.
Every one furbished up his musket, cast bullets, bought powder, or fitted up a canoe.
Horace Walpole's ridiculous house is unaltered, but furbished up and made comfortable.
late 14c. (implied mid-13c. in surname Furbisher), from Old French forbiss-, present participle stem of forbir "to polish, burnish; mend, repair" (12c., Modern French fourbir), from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German furban "to polish"), from PIE root *prep- "to appear." Related: Furbished; furbishing.