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 for Varnishing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Varnishing \Var"nish*ing\, n.
     The act of laying on varnish; also, materials for varnish.
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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
     Varnish, n.]
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     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.
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     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.
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              Close ambition, varnished o'er with zeal. --Milton.
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              Cato's voice was ne'er employed
              To clear the guilty and to varnish crimes.
                                                    --Addison.
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