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  • varnishy — shē adjective Etymology: varnish (I) + y : of, relating to, or resembling varnish : having a varnished surface a varnishy smell a varnishy appearance …   Useful english dictionary

  • varnishy — adjective see varnish I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • varnish — I. noun Etymology: Middle English vernisch, from Anglo French vernis, from Old Italian or Medieval Latin; Old Italian vernice, from Medieval Latin veronic , veronix sandarac Date: 14th century 1. a. a liquid preparation that when applied to a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • varnish — varnisher, n. varnishy, adj. /vahr nish/, n. 1. a preparation consisting of resinous matter, as copal or lac, dissolved in an oil (oil varnish) or in alcohol (spirit varnish) or other volatile liquid. When applied to the surface of wood, metal,… …   Universalium

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