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Definition of Furbish

  • To rub or scour to brightness; to clean; to burnish; as, to furbish a sword or spear.
  • polish and make shiny

How to use furbish in a sentence. Furbish pronunciation.

Take thee a wife, and furbish her harness to some tune.
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Everywhere, men of all ranks and occupations-the artisan in the city, the peasant in the fields-were deserting their daily occupations to furbish helmets, handle muskets, and learn the trade of war.
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If he does, we may set to work and furbish up our arms, lay in stores of provisions, and be prepared for our defence.
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They have all rushed into S. Clements to furbish themselves for the occasion, and we are left to the company of the small Druces.
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He was in the habit of making expeditions on his own account, and bringing home sometimes lawless comrades or followers, sometimes booty; but this time, after taking great pains to furbish up a suit of armour brought home long ago, he had set forth to the festivities at Nanci.
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Antonyms: dull, lackluster, obscure, dim, opaque, murky, nebulous, dingy, tarnished, sullied. brighten, v. polish, burnish, furbish; illuminate, irradiate, cheer, rally, enliven, inspirit. brightness, n. brilliancy, splendor, luster, luminosity, resplendence, radiance, refulgence, effulgence, glow; aptness, precocity, acuteness, sharpness, discernment; vivacity, animation, liveliness. brilliancy, n. brightness, resplendence, refulgence, brilliance.
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Examples of Furbish

Example #1
You talk of making three bites of a cherry!
Example #2
Swinge her skin-coat as if thou wert beating on stock-fish; and let the repercussion of thy clapper from her resounding metal make a noise as if a double peal of chiming-bells were hung at the cremasters of thy ballocks.
Example #3
Skirmishes, sometimes severe and bloody, were of almost daily occurrence.
Example #4
A congress-a rebellious congress, as the King might deem it-was assembling at Ghent; the Spanish army, proscribed, lawless, and terrible, was strengthening itself daily for some dark and mysterious achievement; Don John of Austria, the King's natural brother, was expected from Spain to assume the government, which the State Council was too timid to wield and too loyal to resign, while, meantime, the whole population of the Netherlands, with hardly an exception, was disposed to see the great question of the foreign soldiery settled, before the chaos then existing should be superseded by a more definite authority.
Example #5
Eden may not listen to that scoundrel.
Example #6
However, perhaps we shall hear no more of the matter.