Burnishing machine
Burnish Bur"nish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Burnished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Burnishing}.] [OE. burnischen, burnissen, burnen, OF. burnir, brunir, to make brown, polish, F. brunir, fr. F. brun brown, fr. OHG. br?n; cf. MHG. briunen to make brown, polish. See {Brown}, a.] To cause to shine; to make smooth and bright; to polish; specifically, to polish by rubbing with something hard and smooth; as, to burnish brass or paper. [1913 Webster]

The frame of burnished steel, that east a glare From far, and seemed to thaw the freezing air. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Now the village windows blaze, Burnished by the setting sun. --Cunningham. [1913 Webster]

{Burnishing machine}, a machine for smoothing and polishing by compression, as in making paper collars. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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