Origin of patina
Examples from the Web for patina
Organicness, too, can offer a patina of healthfulness to unsavory substances.
Sandoval has also managed to burnish his image with a patina of integrity in the scandal-scarred Silver State.
The latter provided numbers, passion, righteousness, self-righteousness, and a patina of faux populist clout.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party|Jack Schwartz|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They grounded the curious and unexpected fabrics with their texture and patina.Balenciaga’s Nicolas Ghesquiere Shows Whispers of Brilliance in Spring 2013 Collection|Robin Givhan|September 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Are we so in thrall to "truthiness" that we need our exorcist movies to be dressed up with the patina of realness, as well?
In fact among friends I am now getting to be known as the Patina Kid.
Patina (L)—an adhesive crust or discoloration produced by weathering of an object.Handbook of Alabama Archaeology: Part I Point Types|James W. Cambron
Patina is a most fascinating subject, once you get thoroughly into it.
Copper objects with a sound so-called “noble” patina apparently do not occur.The Preservation of Antiquities|Friedrich Rathgen
The girls at the windows had nothing for it but to come downstairs, and Patina came with them, for Don Roque brooked no delay.The Fourth Estate, vol.1|Armando Palacio Valds