verb (used with object)
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Origin of varnish
OTHER WORDS FROM varnishvar·nish·er, nounvar·nish·y, adjectivere·var·nish, verb (used with object)well-varnished, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for varnish
Today, the balloons are filled with helium and made of light fabric that’s coated with polyurethane, a type of polymer plastic that is used in thousands of different applications, from sponges to varnish.The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has one star that always rises to the top|Erik Olsen|November 25, 2020|Popular Science
During her visits, she massaged Shonray’s arms and legs and painted her nails — a clear varnish for her fingers and an electric shade of green for her toes.Two School Districts Had Different Mask Policies. Only One Had a Teacher on a Ventilator.|by Annie Waldman and Heather Vogell|November 23, 2020|ProPublica
The walls and ceilings of the rooms were sheeted with pitch pine and varnished.
The man with the varnished hat shrugged his shoulders, and raised his eyebrows in doubt.The Real Latin Quarter|F. Berkeley Smith
We have had the whole of our new house varnished, and it looks beautiful.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Don' you think I'm blind and can't tell when you boys dig a broom into a varnished buggy!A Hoosier Chronicle|Meredith Nicholson
It is quite difficult to keep from making finger marks on freshly varnished boards used as bases on electric devices.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various