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furbish

verb

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to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure
  • the warrior furbished his sword and shield so that they glinted in the sunlight

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The first known use of furbish was in the 14th century

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“Furbish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/furbish. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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