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varnishing day

varnishing day

noun

  1. (at an exhibition of paintings) the day before the opening when artists may varnish or retouch their pictures after they have been hung


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Word History and Origins

Origin of varnishing day1

First recorded in 1815–25
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Example Sentences

On the varnishing day it was sold to a dealer for two thousand francs.

Will you take Annette and me to the varnishing-day reception?

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