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
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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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Before reaching home, she had freed Mrs Wititterly's soul from all bodily restraint; married Kate with great splendour at St George's, Hanover Square; and only left undecided the minor question, whether a splendid French-polished mahogany bedstead should be erected for herself in the two-pair back of the house in Cadogan Place, or in the three-pair front: between which apartments she could not quite balance the advantages, and therefore adjusted the question at last, by determining to leave it to the decision of her son-in-law.
Internally, each home has a contemporary French-polished ash staircase with glass balustrade, French-polished internal doors, underfloor heating to the ground floor and all bathrooms with individual thermostatic controls.
A bow-front china cabinet, With buckled legs of oak, Restored and then French-polished, Its maker's name bespoke.