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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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Make a statement with colored tones and burnished metals.
Figures 5(a) and 5(b) show the top surfaces of the roll burnished samples after fatigue tests with applications of ZnO paste and penetrating dye, respectively.
All the test conditions being equal (pressure, speed, lubrication), the vibration burnished samples have a surface temperature 52[degrees]C lower than the polished ones, and develop no scuffing.
It can be shiny and bright when polished, or turn a burnished green with age and moisture.
His Cream Color For Eyes brings four luminous, metallic shades, Platinum, golden Guilt, burnished red Illicit, and shimmering Spice, and the new Lip Lacquer, Gold Dust, infuses gold-particle pearls into a clear lacquer that can be worn on its own or over a deeper, golden colour.
It can be noticed from table 2 that the roughness value of the component burnished at the same process parameters is not the same.
Venetian plaster" is a wall finishing technique in which thin layers of plaster are troweled on and then burnished to create the illusion of polished marble, rough stone or suede.
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.
In general, it can be divided into two classes, burnished (Figs.
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.