Lustering
Luster Lus"ter, Lustre Lus"tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lustering}, or {Lustring}.] To make lustrous. [R. & Poetic] [1913 Webster]

Flooded and lustered with her loosened gold. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lustering — Lus ter*ing, n. 1. The act or process of imparting a luster, as to pottery. [1913 Webster] 2. The brightening of a metal in the crucible when it becomes pure, as in certain refining processes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lustering — /lus teuhr ing/, n. the treatment of fabrics by chemical or mechanical means in order to increase their property to reflect light. [1870 75; LUSTER1 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • lustering — lus·ter || lÊŒstÉ™(r) n. gloss, shine, sheen; substance which gives a surface a gloss, polish; radiance, brightness; glory, splendor; cut glass ornament on a chandelier; chandelier or other light decorated with cut glass ornaments; synthetic… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lustering — /lus teuhr ing/, n. the treatment of fabrics by chemical or mechanical means in order to increase their property to reflect light. [1870 75; LUSTER1 + ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Luster — Lus ter, Lustre Lus tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lustering}, or {Lustring}.] To make lustrous. [R. & Poetic] [1913 Webster] Flooded and lustered with her loosened gold. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lustre — Luster Lus ter, Lustre Lus tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lustering}, or {Lustring}.] To make lustrous. [R. & Poetic] [1913 Webster] Flooded and lustered with her loosened gold. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lustred — Luster Lus ter, Lustre Lus tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lustering}, or {Lustring}.] To make lustrous. [R. & Poetic] [1913 Webster] Flooded and lustered with her loosened gold. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lustring — Luster Lus ter, Lustre Lus tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lustred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lustering}, or {Lustring}.] To make lustrous. [R. & Poetic] [1913 Webster] Flooded and lustered with her loosened gold. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • luster — I. noun or lustre Etymology: Middle English lustre, from Latin lustrum Date: 14th century a period of five years ; lustrum 2 II. noun or lustre Etymology: Middle French lustre, from Old Italian lustro, from …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polish — v 1. wax, buff, burnish, rub down, smooth; shine, gloss, luster, brighten, glaze, Scot, and North. Eng. sheen; abrade, grind, pumice, scour, scrub, clean. 2. sparkle, glitter, gleam, glisten, shimmer, glow, beam, radiate. 3. perfect, consummate,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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