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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Varnish \Var"nish\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Varnished; p. pr. &
vb. n. Varnishing.] [Cf. F. vernir, vernisser. See
1. To lay varnish on; to cover with a liquid which produces,
when dry, a hard, glossy surface; as, to varnish a table;
to varnish a painting.
2. To cover or conceal with something that gives a fair
appearance; to give a fair coloring to by words; to gloss
over; to palliate; as, to varnish guilt. "Beauty doth
varnish age." --Shak.
Close ambition, varnished o'er with zeal. --Milton.
Cato's voice was ne'er employed
To clear the guilty and to varnish crimes.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: having a coating of stain or varnish [syn: stained,
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