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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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But Saturday afternoon, after work was finished and he had taken a bath, the desire to forget overpowered him.
All this time I worked very hard, the rains hindering me many days, nay, sometimes weeks together; but I thought I should never be perfectly secure till this wall was finished; and it is scarce credible what inexpressible labour everything was done with, especially the bringing piles out of the woods and driving them into the ground; for I made them much bigger than I needed to have done.
When this wall was finished, and the outside double fenced, with a turf wall raised up close to it, I perceived myself that if any people were to come on shore there, they would not perceive anything like a habitation; and it was very well I did so, as may be observed hereafter, upon a very remarkable occasion.
- I finished the ladder; so I went up the ladder to the top, and then pulled it up after me, and let it down in the inside.
The very next day after this wall was finished I had almost had all my labour overthrown at once, and myself killed.
So with this resolution I composed myself for a time, and resolved that I would go to work with all speed to build me a wall with piles and cables, &c., in a circle, as before, and set my tent up in it when it was finished; but that I would venture to stay where I was till it was finished, and fit to remove.
She slept until the dream was quite finished and woke feeling deliciously cosy just as morning was breaking from its egg, and then she almost fell asleep again, and then she called out, "Tony," for she thought she was at home in the nursery.
Schlegel's 'Lectures on Dramatic Literature' came into my hands not long after I had finished my studies in the history of the Spanish theatre, and it made the whole subject at once luminous.
When he had finished the leg he wanted to touch that figure, but he felt too much excited for it.
Founder and CEO of DarHub, Malek Azzam, said the contract mainly aims to finance half-finished property owners who wish to finish their units with a value of up to EGP 2.5m per unit with a payment plan over 5 years.
The champion of the day, Quick Silver would at the later stages of the race show what he was made of as he reached the finish line where he was welcomed by his supporters who had waited by the finish line.
Best finish: Champions (2009-11-12-18) Last season: Winners Form guide: 1st in Pro 14 (Conf B: P6 W5) Player to watch: Johnny Sexton (Ire)