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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
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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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Nowadays, finishing wood doesn't just embrace fine clear finishes like shellac and French polishing, but also bright pigmented lacquers, dyes and stains, milk paint, and "crackled" paint.
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