Furbish Fur"bish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Furbished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Furbishing}.] [OE. forbischen, OF. forbir, furbir, fourbir, F. fourbir, fr. OHG. furban to clean. See {-ish}.] To rub or scour to brightness; to clean; to burnish; as, to furbish a sword or spear. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Furbish new the name of John a Gaunt. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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