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finish

Sport ability to sprint at the end of a race

Finish

The texture, color, and other properties of a surface that may affect its appearance.

finish

[′fin·ish]
(materials)
A chemical or other material applied to surfaces to protect them, to alter their appearances, or to modify their physical properties; finishes can be physically, chemically, or electrolytically applied and have value for fabrics and fibers, metals, paper products, plastics, woods, and so on.
The ultimate quality, condition, or appearance of the surface of a material.

finish

1. The texture, color, and smoothness of a surface, and other properties affecting appearance.
2. The texture and smoothness of a concrete surface after compacting and finishing operations have been performed.
4.See finishing.
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Pyncheon turned partly round, but resumed his former position, and proceeded deliberately to finish his cup of coffee, without immediate notice of the guest whom he had summoned to his presence.
bear a hand there with those screws, and let's finish it before the resurrection fellow comes a-calling with his horn for all legs, true or false, as brewery-men go round collecting old beer barrels, to fill 'em up again.
The last tardy diners are scarcely given time to finish, before the tables and the debris are shoved into the corner, and the chairs and the babies piled out of the way, and the real celebration of the evening begins.
Just at present, however, Aunt Chloe is looking into the bake-pan; in which congenial operation we shall leave her till we finish our picture of the cottage.
When I was let out the next morning, I proceeded to finish my errand, and, having put on my mended show, joined a huckleberry party, who were impatient to put themselves under my conduct; and in half an hour--for the horse was soon tackled--was in the midst of a huckleberry field, on one of our highest hills, two miles off, and then the State was nowhere to be seen.
She played with his long hair, and admired his big hands and his clothes and his carbine, and asked question after question, as fast as he could answer, until I excused them both for half an hour, in order to have a chance to finish my work.
He'd got all that coat of arms business fixed, so now he started in to finish up the rest of that part of the work, which was to plan out a mournful inscrip- tion -- said Jim got to have one, like they all done.
At the finish the judge was silent a minute, turning over in his mind the shameful picture of Tom's flight over the footlights; then he said, as if musing aloud,
Tom entered, struggling with the weight of his sacks, and Aunt Polly did not finish her sentence.
I am glad," said Lady Middleton to Lucy, "you are not going to finish poor little Annamaria's basket this evening; for I am sure it must hurt your eyes to work filigree by candlelight.
In a little while, however, she again heard a little pattering of footsteps in the distance, and she looked up eagerly, half hoping that the Mouse had changed his mind, and was coming back to finish his story.
The Sultana told a story, and the Sultan let her live to finish it.