Then the lads come and polish up the harness, and so soon as it is well light get out to plough.
The first half you will be able to put more clearly when you polish up.
It was all very fine and easy, as a writer, to polish up demolishing phrases for poor little Angela.
Dear Evadne, you've got to possess your own soul if you're going to polish up ours!
To make use of them, it will be enough for the Halictus to polish up the stucco with her tongue.
He wanted some of the stones to handle, polish up a bit, and show round.
If you don't get away and polish up you'll never do a thing worth while.
And he's going to polish up the four-pounder until I can see my face in it.
A few hours' sleep will be enough, and then I'll try and polish up what I once learned about wireless.
She would go to school only one year, just enough to polish up on social ideas and matters of dress.
early 14c., polischen "make smooth," from Old French poliss-, present participle stem of polir (12c.) "to polish, decorate, see to one's appearance," from Latin polire "to polish, make smooth; decorate, embellish;" figuratively "refine, improve," said to be from Proto-Indo-European *pel- "to thrust, strike, drive" (via the notion of fulling cloth). The sense of "free from coarseness, to refine" first recorded in English mid-14c. Related: Polished; polishing. Slang polish off "finish" is 1837, from notion of applying a coat of polish being the final step in a piece of work.
1590s, "absence of coarseness," from polish (v.). From 1704 as "act of polishing;" 1819 as "substance used in polishing."