Origin of varnish
OTHER WORDS FROM varnishvar·nish·er, nounvar·nish·y, adjectivere·var·nish, verb (used with object)well-varnished, adjective
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How to use varnish in a sentence
Conservators typically start by cleaning off old varnish, selectively removing it where it makes sense to lighten the colors behind it, replacing the smallest amounts they can get away with.How These Rothkos Were Restored Without Touching the Canvas|Adam Rogers|May 30, 2021|The Daily Beast
Christie spoke passionately about his late mother, who “spoke the truth bluntly, directly, and without much varnish.”8 Best Moments From Chris Christie’s GOP Convention Speech (VIDEO)|The Daily Beast Video|August 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The varnish of a beautiful amber colour, and there are a few instances of fine red.
The varnish is of first quality, and his violins are yearly becoming more valuable and of greater importance.
Another is quite equal, more highly finished and has his splendid red varnish.
Neither the model, the wood, nor the varnish possesses much verisimilitude at different periods of his career.
He also occasionally, but much more seldom, used red coloured varnish.