French polish


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French polish

n
1. (Chemistry) a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
2. the gloss finish produced by repeated applications of this polish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.French polish - the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellacFrench polish - the glaze produced by repeated applications of French polish shellac
burnish, glossiness, polish, gloss - the property of being smooth and shiny
2.French polish - a varnish for wood consisting of shellac dissolved in alcohol
shellac varnish, shellac - a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
Translations

French polish

nvernice f all'alcol or allo spirito
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In a lofty room, ill-lighted and worse ventilated, situated in Portugal Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, there sit nearly the whole year round, one, two, three, or four gentlemen in wigs, as the case may be, with little writing-desks before them, constructed after the fashion of those used by the judges of the land, barring the French polish. There is a box of barristers on their right hand; there is an enclosure of insolvent debtors on their left; and there is an inclined plane of most especially dirty faces in their front.
All their furniture was new, all their friends were new, all their servants were new, their plate was new, their carriage was new, their harness was new, their horses were new, their pictures were new, they themselves were new, they were as newly married as was lawfully compatible with their having a bran-new baby, and if they had set up a great-grandfather, he would have come home in matting from the Pantechnicon, without a scratch upon him, French polished to the crown of his head.
THIS month marks the nationwide launch of L'Oreal Professionnel salons' French Girl Brunette Bar service, where ladies on the dark side can pick from a menu of Parisian-inspired hair colour options, whether it's a French polish (glossy face-contouring highlights), or Tricolore Chic (a shimmering blend of three brunette shades in one colour makeover).
This month marks the nationwide launch of its french Girl Brunette Bar service, where ladies on the Dark Side can pick from a menu of Parisian-inspired colour options, whether it's a French polish (glossy face-contouring highlights), or Tricolore Chic (a shimmering blend of three brunette shades in one colour makeover).
With the dark nights still here, it might be time to think about spending some evenings reviving some pieces of furniture with a fresh lick of French polish or highlighting the carved sections and corbels with a delicate touch of gilding or replacing or cleaning the tarnished handles to give your treasured piece a 'lift'.
Bizet's Symphony in C may not have offered us anything particularly new, but Altinoglu gave its sunny youthfulness a decent coat of French polish, even if towards the end he resorted, like the music itself, to just going through well-oiled motions.
The property will be refreshed, including being decorated and a French polish to the stylish walnut flooring throughout, before being announced for sale on the Hayes Apartments website when it is due to become available.
When dry, spritz with heat protection spray (below left) and use straightening irons to 'French polish' your fringe - don't pull, just gently glide the plates through your hair.
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FRENCH POLISH: Thierry Dusautoir anticipates a tough match today
The eggplant-coloured hallway ended up yellow and white and granny's table was stripped of its French polish and painted blue.