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burnish

[′bər·nish]
(engineering)
To polish or make shiny.
(metallurgy)
To develop a smooth, lustrous surface finish by tumbling with steel balls or rubbing with a hard metal pad.

burnish

To polish by friction; to make smooth and lustrous.
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Hand specimens fail to give a just idea of these brown burnished stones which glitter in the sun's rays.
It seemed really to the little maiden as though she were sitting before a large iron stove, with burnished brass feet and a brass ornament at top.
Some coated surfaces are burnished on purpose to lower the coefficient of friction to improve slip.
New season collections are full of this warm tone, often in lighting where it gives off a burnished glow.
The Tom Ford Limited Edition collection, available now at House of Fraser, Cardiff, aims to create a spectrum of high definition effects - eyes are given depth with glistening metals, cheeks are sculpted with blush and burnished tan tones, lips are glossed with a gold-bullion sheen and nails are lacquered with metallics.
The surface characteristics of the burnished components are affected by the process parameters, like speed, feed, force, roller geometry, tool material, number passes, etc.
And as the work came to its conclusion, the brasses sounded unusually burnished, their clarion call filling the hall with the sort of uplift that sends audiences out the doors with feet not quite touching pavement.
Once the pots were burnished to a compact, shiny surface, the design was applied to the neck or shoulder of the pot.
It bested, easily, the high-flying theatrics of Tarzan and Lestat, the burnished earnestness of The Wedding Singer and The Color Purple, the pre-certified musical medleys of Lennon, Jersey Boys, and Ring of Fire, and the dance-powered energy of Hot Feet.
Exclusive to Anderson & Webb, this stunning pendant contains 3 brilliant cut hand set diamonds, representing the past, present and future, channel set with a rhodium burnished setting to show them to their best advantage.
Using different technological parameters of milling and burnishing 216 different burnished surfaces was obtained on 36 milled surfaces.